Rainn Wilson in conversation with Virginia Prescott - Soul Boom

Rainn Wilson in conversation with Virginia Prescott - Soul Boom

Friday, Apr 28, 2023 7:00 PM

The Rialto Center
80 Forsyth Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Comedic actor, producer, and writer Rainn Wilson, co-founder of the media company SoulPancake, explores the problem-solving benefits that spirituality gives us to create solutions for an increasingly challenging world.

The Atlanta Film Festival and A Cappella Books proudly welcome Rainn Wilson to the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University on Friday, April 28, at 7 PM in honor of his new book, "Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution." Wilson will appear in conversation with Virginia Prescott, President of School of Humans Audio and former host of GPB's "On Second Thought."

Each $37 ticket includes a signed first edition copy of the new book, which attendees will receive at the venue the night of the event.

A limited number of $100 VIP tickets will, in addition to including the book, allow guests to enjoy the best seats in the house and have access to a private signing line with Wilson after the program. 

Tickets will go on sale through the Rialto Center box office and at A Cappella Books on Monday, March 20, at 10 AM.

VIP Signing Line Guidelines (Know Before You Go)

-To ensure that the signing line moves quickly, Wilson will only personalize and sign ticketholders' copies of "Soul Boom." Please do not bring additional items or memorabilia for the author to autograph.

-PHOTOS: Candid photos ONLY will be allowed from the signing line. Wilson will not stop from signing to pose for photos. No flash photography.

About the Book

The trauma that our struggling species has experienced in recent years—because of both the pandemic and societal tensions that threaten to overwhelm us—is not going away anytime soon. Existing political and economic systems are not enough to bring the change that the world needs. In this book, Rainn Wilson explores the possibility and hope for a spiritual revolution, a "Soul Boom," to find a healing transformation on both a personal and global level.

For Wilson, this is a serious and essential pursuit, but he brings great humor and his own unique perspective to the conversation. He feels that, culturally, we've discounted spirituality—faith and the sacred—and we need profound healing and a unifying understanding of the world that the great spiritual traditions provide. Wilson's approach to spirituality—the non-physical, eternal aspects of ourselves—is relatable and applies to people of all beliefs, even the skeptics. Filled with genuine insight—not to mention enlightening Kung Fu and Star Trek references—Soul Boom delves into ancient wisdom to seek out practical, transformative answers to life's biggest questions.

About the Author

Rainn Wilson is a three-time Emmy-nominated actor best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on NBC's The Office. Besides his many other roles on stage and screen, he co-founded the media company SoulPancake and host of Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss on Peacock. Rainn is the author of The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy, as well as the co-author of SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions, a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Oregon and California with his family and a lot of animals.