Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 7:30 p.m. — Mark Pendergrast will speak about Inside the Outbreaks and offer a slide show and video clips of his research trip to Africa at the Living Room on West Lakeshore Drive in the little mall opposite Mazza’s General Store (http://www.livingroomvt.com/). Entrance fee is $10, with half of the money going to the Living Room and half to the CDC Foundation to support the work of the Epidemic Intelligence Service. Unlike most book-related events, this literary evening offers an intimate setting — i.e., like a living room — and a more leisurely, in-depth presentation. There will be a 15 minute break for wine and cheese around 8:30 p.m., followed by a more wide-ranging informal chat about Pendergrast’s other books, the process of research, writing, and getting published, the uncertain future of the book, etc. Limit of 30 people. Advanced ticket reservations suggested through the Living Room website. This will be the first of a series of such literary evenings on alternate Tuesday nights, hosted by Pendergrast.