Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers is a world renowned artist, storyteller, and truly creative, innovative thinker, whose work has been celebrated by children and adults alike. His artwork has been exhibited in museums...

Ian Manuel

Growing up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Tampa in the era of the “super-predator,” Ian Manuel began stealing cars at age 11, and at age 13, committed the...

Dr. Michele Harper

Dr. Michele Harper is an emergency room physician and the author of The Beauty in Breaking, a memoir of service, transformation, and self-healing. Speaking with honesty and compassion, Dr. Harper reflects on...

Suleika Jaouad

Suleika Jaouad is an award-winning writer, speaker, and cancer survivor. During her years spent in cancer treatment, she started the incredibly popular New York Times column, Life, Interrupted, which chronicled...

Charles Yu

Hailed for his sharp wit and incisive social commentary, Charles Yu is an acclaimed author and screenwriter whose work is as inventive as it is moving. Interior Chinatown, his fourth and...

Susan Fowler

Susan Fowler was just twenty-five when she wrote the blog post describing the sexual harassment and retaliation she’d experienced at Uber, the ride-sharing giant. Her account riveted the nation, eventually...

Sigrid Nunez

Sigrid Nunez is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling novel, The Friend. Filled with witty jabs at the literary and publishing worlds, The Friend is a...

Therese Huston

Therese Huston is a cognitive psychologist, gender strategist, and the founding director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University. A powerful speaker, she has led...