Author Robert Wright

After making an intellectual splash with “The Moral Animal,” and then seeming to set his sights higher with “The Evolution of God,” what’s left to be explained by this Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation? Robert Wright makes his direction clear in his new book’s title: “Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment.” A declaration of truth usually draws demands for proof — but the author’s busier with his (very infectious) fascinations: how types of meditation work upon the minds of individuals, and how they align with human evolution. The Kentucky Author Forum event is sold out — but for a paltry fee, you can watch the event on video at The Kentucky Center’s North Lobby. —T.E. Lyons

MONDAY, NOV. 27

The Kentucky Center
6 p.m. | $10
501 W. Main St.
kentuckycenter.org