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Jose Antonio Vargas
(T) Oct. 30 | 7 p.m. | Kent
Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and a leading voice for the human rights of immigrants. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, the nation’s leading non-profit media and culture organization that fights injustice and anti-immigrant hate through the power of storytelling. In 2011, the New York Times published a ground breaking essay he wrote in which he revealed and chronicled his life in America as an undocumented immigrant.
Presented by the Library Legacy Foundation, the Blade and Buckeye Broadband and sponsored by the Buehrer Group and HCR Manor Care.
(W) Nov. 7 | 7 p.m. | Stranahan Theater
In Mitch Albom's enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven tells the story of Eddie’s heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect. Fifteen years ago, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie’s journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Albom reveals Annie’s story.
Presented by the Library Legacy Foundation, the Blade and Buckeye Broadband and sponsored by the Buehrer Group and HCR Manor Care.Tickets: $20 (does not include book)
(W) Nov. 14 | 7 p.m. | Sylvania
Damon Brown helps side hustlers, solopreneurs and other non-traditional creatives bloom. He co-founded the popular platonic connection app Cuddlr and led it to acquisition within a year, all while being the primary caretaker of his infant first son. Today, he guides others through his consulting/coaching, daily Inc.com column and public speaking on platforms including TED. Damon's most recent book, The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur, is the latest in his best-selling Bite-Sized Entrepreneur series.
Explore more than 20 years of bringing noted authors to the local area. Authors! has featured some of the world's most prolific writers, journalists and activists including Gloria Steinem, David McCullough, Anna Quindlen, Isabel Allende, Neil Gaiman, Sebastian Junger, Nicholas Sparks, Bob Woodward, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Ray Bradbury, John Updike, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., P.J. O'Rourke, Sherman Alexie, Zadie Smith, Henry Winkler, Sue Grafton, Cokie Roberts, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sandra Cisneros, Jacques Pepin and many more!