Tag Archive for ‘BEST COLLEGE SPEAKER’

David Mixner

  “The presentation by David Mixner was moving and heartfelt. Our audience really enjoyed it and was so pleased to have the opportunity to meet this great man of the world who is a stellar example to our students on how much a single human being can have an impact and make real change in […]

Wally Lamb

HBO is producing an eight-episode mini-series based on I Know This Much is True, starring Mark Ruffalo as twins from the novel, directed by Derek Cianfrance and developed by Ruffalo and Lamb. Wally Lamb is the author of six New York Times best-selling novels: I’ll Take You There, We Are Water, Wishin’ and Hopin’, The Hour I First Believed, I Know This […]

Bret Easton Ellis

  “Bret Easton Ellis is a fast, funny, and disarmingly smart thinker and speaker. He’s able to draw on all corners of art, life, and literature in his quest to make sense of it all. You may end up in a weird place or two when you go deep with Bret, but the journey is […]

Charles Kaiser

Charles Kaiser is an expert on the media, politics, the 1960s, and gay life in America through his three-decade career as a journalist and author. He is a former reporter for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and was the press critic at Newsweek. He is the author of The Gay Metropolis, […]

Erica Jong

Erica Jong is a poet, novelist, essayist, and cultural icon best known for her ground-breaking novel Fear of Flying. The internationally best-selling story of Isadora Wing coined a new phrase for a sex act and liberated a generation with a new way of thinking about gender, sexuality, and freedom in our society. 2013 marked the 40th […]

Mary Karr, Ph.D.

“Karr is a national treasure.” —George Saunders “Mary Karr is a pistol. She brings firepower to the podium with great style and a contagious Texas twang . . . our audience is still talking about her memorable performance.” —Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures “Mary Karr captivates and befriends her audience with her understated intelligence, her adroit use […]