Award-Winning Authors

Authors whose books are popular with 1st year reads, community reads, visiting writers programs!

Angela Shelton

Be Your Own Hero!  Angela Shelton — activist, artist, performer, writer, award-winning filmmaker — shares heartwarming and hilarious real-life stories about moving from a life of child sexual abuse, rape and domestic violence hardships

Video: Angela Shelton Speaks

David Quammen

Quammen’s science journalism creates a fascinating blend of exploration and storytelling.  He brilliantly explains complicated science concepts to his audiences.  Three-time recipient of the National Magazine Award and long-time contributing writer for National Geographic.

Video: Emerging Diseases and the next Human Pandemic 

Kate Harding

“Rape Culture” has become a critical issue for communities across the nation. Harding, author of Asking For It, tackles this topic with practical ideas about eliminating sexual assault.

Video: Asking For It

 

Michael J. Tougias

New York Times best-selling author of The Finest Hours, Tougias shares incredible survival stories, sharing lessons about decision-making, goal attainment & resilience.

 

Michael Tougias Videos!