Wed., October 4, 2017
Candid Perspective
from the Front Lines
Lara Logan’s award-winning reporting has earned her a spot among the world’s best foreign correspondents. A 60 Minutes correspondent for 12 years, Lara reports on conflicts around the world. In February 2011, Lara was sexually assaulted and beaten by a mob in Tahrir Square while reporting on the Egyptian Revolution. She broke her silence on 60 Minutes drawing attention to the plight of female journalists covering war zones.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017
An Evening with Sue Monk Kidd
Sue Monk Kidd is the author of the literary phenomenon, The Secret Life of Bees, which spent more than 2½ years on the New York Times bestseller list selling more than 8 million copies worldwide. Sue talks about her work—its themes and meanings; the inspiration for her stories and characters; the experience of becoming a writer, “Southern-ness” in literature; and the intersection of writing, creativity, and soul.
Wed., February 7, 2018
Beyond the Sound of Gravel
Her mother’s 4th child and her father’s 39th, Ruth Wariner spent her childhood in a polygamist Mormon colony in Chihuahua, Mexico. Compassionate, compelling, intimate, and profound, Ruth’s coming-of- age survival story is set in a belief system so fanatical that life beyond its clutches seems impossible. Her book, New York Times bestseller The Sound of Gravel, proves who we are as human beings is stronger than our circumstances and past.
Wed., April 11, 2018
No Whispering Allowed:
The Only Taboo is Silence
Alexandra Fuller has written five books including Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, a vivid account of growing up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), with white parents, in revolutionary times in an Africa that was wild, seething, and dangerous. In her powerful and humorous style, Fuller shares the importance of a speaking out as women, as minorities, as peace activists, redefining what voice is to all of us.

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