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(M) April 15 | 7 p.m. | Scott High School
Heather Morris spent more than 20 years working in the Social Work Department of the Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne, Australia. In her free time, she followed her passion for storytelling. Her first screenplay, Witness, was optioned by Academy Award-winning writer Pamela Wallace.
In 2003, she met Lale Sokolov, a Holocaust survivor who worked as a tattooist while imprisoned at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, where he met and fell in love with a woman named Gita. Morris brought Sokolov’s experience to light, first in an award-winning screenplay, and later in her New York Times best-selling debut novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
(Su) April 28 | 7 p.m. | Bowsher High School
Leadership is hard. Convincing others—and yourself—that you are capable of taking charge and achieving more requires insight and courage. Abrams’ Lead from the Outside is the handbook for outsiders, written with an eye toward the challenges that hinder women, people of color, the working class, members of the LGBTQ community and millennials ready to make change.
Abrams uses her hard-won insights to break down how ambition, fear, money and failure function in leadership, and she includes practical exercises to help readers realize their ambition and hone their skills. Lead from the Outside discusses candidly what Abrams has learned over the course of her impressive career in politics, business and the nonprofit world: that differences in race, gender and class provide vital strength, which we can employ to rise to the top and create real and lasting change.Tickets: $25 (includes book)
(W) May 1 | 7 p.m. | Maumee Branch
Julie K. Rubini is the founder of Claire’s Day, a children’s book festival in honor of her late daughter. She is the author of Hidden Ohio, Missing Millie Benson: The Secret Case of the Nancy Drew Ghostwriter and Journalist, and Virginia Hamilton: America’s Storyteller.
Her latest book, Eye to Eye: Sports Journalist Christine Brennan (released April 23, 2019), invites young readers to learn more about the life of Brennan, a USA Today sports columnist, author and commentator who uses her voice to advocate for diversity and equality in the world of sports, and her wisdom to encourage future journalistsFree: RSVP Requested
(Th) May 9 | 7 p.m. | Stranahan Theater
Adam Savage began his career in the special-effects industry, honing his skills through more than 100 television commercials and a dozen feature films, including Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Galaxy Quest and the Matrix sequels.
In 2002, Savage was chosen along with Jamie Hyneman to host MythBusters, an acclaimed TV series which earned eight Emmy nominations. Today, he stars in and produces content for Tested.com, including behind-the-scenes dives into multiple blockbuster films (including Ghost in the Shell, Alien Covenant and Blade Runner). His book, Every Tool’s a Hammer, guides and inspires readers to build, make, invent, explore and most of all, enjoy the thrills of being a creator.
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