Amy Goldstein

Amy Goldstein

What is Janesville, Wisconsin, without its General Motors plant? Certainly not what it once was. Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Goldstein says the city—despite its intelligence and determination—has still not rebounded. Her new book, Janesville: An American Story, was...
Alice Walker

Alice Walker

As the first African American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize, Alice Walker has written works of the utmost cultural importance. Her novel,The Color Purple, was made into an Academy Award-nominated film and a Broadway musical. Alice will talk about her life and...
Tayari Jones

Tayari Jones

The author of four novels including The Silver Sparrow, Tayari Jones exhibits a deep understanding of human struggles large and small. Her powers of observation will make this an unforgettable night of insight and inspiration. “At its heart a love story, but a love...
Richard Clarke

Richard Clarke

PRESENTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS FORUM AND NATIONAL WRITERS SERIES …. Hold onto your seats for this rare opportunity to sit down with Richard Clarke, advisor to four presidents over three decades, and one of the few people to warn about Osama bin Laden’s...
Joe Hill

Joe Hill

Joe Hill is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Fireman, NOS4A2, Heart-Shaped Box, and Horns and winner of the Bram Stoker Award, among many others. The son of legendary author Stephen King, Hill has made his own mark as one of today’s best horror...
John U Bacon

John U Bacon

Author of five New York Times best-selling books, John U. Bacon knows how to spin a tale. His newest book is The Great Halifax Explosion—the startling history of the Mont-Blanc, a World War I munitions ship carrying 3,000 tons of explosives. In 1917, it exploded in...