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Speaker Schedule

2015-16 schedule

ROBERT GORDON
Monday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Cornerstone Arts Center Screening Room
Grammy Award winning writer Robert Gordon, the author of six books and producer/director of eight feature documentaries, will screen and discuss his most recent documentary, BEST OF ENEMIES, an acclaimed film about the enmity between William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal, how it played out nationally on television in 1968, and its ramifications in shaping today’s media landscape.

DANIEL JAMES BROWN
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.
Gaylord Hall
Brown is the author of the blockbuster bestseller, “The Boys in the Boat.” The book’s subtitle says it all: “Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.”This is an improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world what true grit really meant.

HELEN THORPE
Monday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
Cornerstone Arts Center Screening Room
Thorpe is the former first lady of Colorado and bestselling author of “Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War,” published last year, and “Just Like Us,” which tells the story of four Mexican girls coming of age in America.

MICHAEL PATERNITI
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m.
Gaylord Hall
National Magazine Award-winning journalist and author of “Driving Mr. Albert” and “The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese,” reads and discusses his most recent work, the essay collection “Love and Other Ways of Dying,” which was long-listed for the 2015 National Book Award in Nonfiction.

PETER BRESLOW
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.
Gaylord Hall
National Public Radio senior producer Peter Breslow presents “‘Did We Roll on That?’: Misadventures of a NPR Producer.” Breslow, who has been around the planet more than once for NPR — from Mt. Everest to Mogadishu, from Baltimore to Benghazi, plays excerpts from some of his favorite stories, explains what in the world a producer does anyway, and talks about how the weekly production of “Weekend Edition” comes together.

JOHN VAILLANT
Wednesday, March 23, 7 p.m.
Gaylord Hall
John Vaillant, the Governor-General Award-winning author of “The Golden Spruce” and “The Tiger” reads from his newest work, “The Jaguar’s Children.”

2014-15 schedule:

HAMPTON SIDES
Thursday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Bestselling author of “Ghost Soldiers” and Colorado College’s own journalist-in-residence reads from his magisterial new work, “In the Kingdom of Ice.” Sides is editor-at-large for Outside magazine and a regular contributor to The New Yorker, National Geographic, and Esquire. 

S.C. GWYNNE
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle finalist, author of “Empire of the Summer Moon,” “Selling Money,” and “The Outlaw Bank” reading from and discussing his new work “Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson,” a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic American hero.

SCOTT ANDERSON
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Novelist, journalist, and war correspondent, author of “Triage,” “Moonlight Hotel,” and “The Man Who Tried to Save the World: The Dangerous Life and Mysterious Disappearance of an American Hero,” reading and discussing his new work, “Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East.”

KATHRYN HARRISON
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Celebrated author of “Envy,” “The Seal Wife,” “Poison,” “The Kiss,” and the acclaimed essay collection, “Seeking Rapture: Scenes from A Woman’s Life,” Harrison reads and discusses her new work, “Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured.”

SCOTT FREIMAN
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Award-winning composer and producer combines his love of the Beatles with his experience as a composer, producer and engineer to deliver a unique lecture, “A Trip Through Strawberry Fields,” about the Beatles. Freiman moves past the personalities of the four Beatles to uncover the reasons why their music continues to be loved by millions.

ANGELA RICKETTS
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m.
Cornerstone Arts Center Celeste Theatre
The wife of an Army colonel offers a behind-the-scenes perspective in her acclaimed debut book, “No Man's War: Irreverent Confessions of an Infantry Wife,” providing a rare glimpse into the tight-knit, sometimes insular community of military families. She shares the stage with Helen Thorpe, former first lady of Colorado and bestselling author of “Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War” and “Just Like Us.”

PETER BRESLOW
Thursday, March 5, 7 p.m.
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
National Public Radio senior producer Peter Breslow, who has been around the planet more than once for NPR, from Mt. Everest to Mogadishu, from Baltimore to Benghazi, plays excerpts from some of his favorite stories, explains what in the world a producer does anyway and talks about how the weekly production of “Weekend Edition” comes together.

PETER HELLER
Wednesday, May 6, 7 p.m.
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
This journalist and novelist has led a life of adventure, covering extraordinary stories in remote parts of the world for magazines such as Outside, Men’s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure. Heller also is the author of “The Dog Stars” and “The Painter,” as well as several nonfiction books, including “Kook,” “The Whale Warriors,” and “Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet’s Tsangpo River.”

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