Sasha Sagan: For Small Creatures Such as We (w/ Zoe Kazan)

Wednesday October 23: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Buy a copy of For Small Creatures Such as We or a $15 gift card in-store to attend. This event will take place in the 3rd floor Rare Book Room, accessable via our entrance at 826 Broadway. 

Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. 

Part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, For Small Creatures Such as We is the first book from the daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan--a luminous exploration of all Earth's marvels that require no faith in order to be believed.

Sasha Sagan was raised by secular parents, the astronomer Carl Sagan and the writer and producer Ann Druyan. They taught her that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, that science reveals truths more wondrous than any myth or fable. 

When Sagan herself became a mother, she began her own hunt for the natural phenomena behind our most treasured occasions--from births to deaths, holidays to weddings, anniversaries, and more--growing these roots into a new set of rituals for her young daughter that honor the joy and significance of each experience without relying on religious framework.

As Sagan shares these rituals, For Small Creatures Such as We becomes a moving tribute to a father, a newborn daughter, a marriage, and the natural world--a celebration of life itself, and the power of our families and beliefs to bring us together. 

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Sasha sits down with actor/writer Zoe Kazan to talk about her book. 

Sasha Sagan holds a degree in Dramatic Literature from NYU. She has worked as a television producer, filmmaker, editor, and speaker in New York, Boston and London, and her writing has appeared in New York Magazine, O. the Oprah Magazine, Literary Hub,, The Violet Book, and elsewhere. For Small Creatures Such as We is her first book.



Zoe Kazan is an award-winning film, television and stage actor, playwright and screenwriter. Kazan is currently in production on HBO’s latest miniseries The Plot Against America. Her credits include The Deuce, Bored to Death, Olive Kitteridge, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Big Sick, and more. Her Broadway credits include Manhattan Theatre Club’s revival of William Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba, the world premiere of Martin McDonagh’s A Behanding in Spokane and the Broadway revival of Chekhov’s The Seagull. She also co-wrote and co-executive produced Wildlife and Ruby Sparks.