Category: Authors

  • Ann Patchett

    Contributed by John Menier Listed by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2012, Ann Patchett is a true woman of letters: novelist, essayist, anthologist, and co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville. Patchett is also a frequent and accomplished public speaker, noted for her anecdotes about the literary life, her […]

  • The Hacking of the American Mind

    We first met Dr. Lusting in 2009 when UCTV presented his “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” lecture. That viral video now has over 7 million YouTube views, and more every day. His latest program, “The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains,” coincides with the publishing of […]

  • A Life in Medicine

    Healthcare has never been as important to peoples’ lives as it is today. Staggering advances in technology and science stand alongside major changes — and controversies — in policy and payment. In this new series, Dr. Robert Wachter, chair of UCSF’s Department of Medicine, bestselling author, and rated in 2015 by Modern Healthcare magazine as […]

  • The 21st Annual Writer’s Symposium

    Join host Dean Nelson for the 21st Annual Writer’s Symposium, a witty and informative interview-based experience where the audience gets to eavesdrop on conversations between authors about the art and angst of writing. Three new programs are sure to inspire! Nikki Giovanni Author, spoken word artist, poet, essayist, professor, Nikki Giovanni has been electrifying audiences […]