Authors! Authors!

Check out this season's lineup of engaging authors, storytellers, and speakers.

Michael Pollan

March 27, 2018 - Stranahan Theater

Michael Pollan is the critically acclaimed author of multiple award-winning and best-selling books on food and agriculture, including Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (which in 2017, has become a Netflix Documentary Series), Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals,  and The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World.


Natalie Morales

April 19, 2018 - Stranahan Theater

Natalie Morales has won multiple Emmy Awards, reported for all NBC News platforms including NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC, MSNBC, and is currently the West Coast anchor of the TODAY Show. Her new book explores her multicultural roots and how she has learned to juggle being a busy working mom while keeping her family’s well-being and nutrition in the forefront.


Piper Kerman

May 9, 2018 - Stranahan Theater

Piper Kerman is the best-selling, critically acclaimed author of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, which has been adapted into the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series. She is a nationally recognized witness, educator, and advocate for justice reform, having spoken at the White House, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights to testify on solitary confinement and women prisoners, and the U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs and Homeland Security Committee to testify about the federal Bureau of Prisons.