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J. R. McDowell Speaker • Annette Gordon-Reed

Paul Porter Center for Performing Arts, Brevard College 1 Brevard College Dr., Brevard, NC, United States

American Historian and Law Professor Annette Gordon-Reed will be the Fall 2023 J. R. McDowell speaker.  Free general admission tickets will be available at the Library beginning Monday, August 21st. Sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation in partnership with Brevard College, the speaker series is designed to present a wide array of viewpoints on […]

CAMILLE DUNGY + JAMIE FORD: Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference Public Readings

Paul Porter Center for Performing Arts, Brevard College 1 Brevard College Dr., Brevard, NC, United States

Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference faculty, Camille Dungy and Jaime Ford, will give public readings of their work at the Porter Center on the Brevard College campus on May 19 at 7:30 pm. Camille T. Dungy’s debut collection of personal essays is Guidebook to Relative Strangers, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. […]

J.R. McDowell Speaker: Kelly Corrigan

Paul Porter Center for Performing Arts, Brevard College 1 Brevard College Dr., Brevard, NC, United States

Kelly Corrigan, host of the PBS series Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan, will be the Transylvania County Library Foundation’s Spring 2023 J.R. McDowell Speaker. The speaker series is designed to present a wide array of viewpoints on challenging and thought-provoking topics. Her talk, Glitter & Glue: The Family Ties That Bind Us Together, will […]

J.R. McDowell Speaker – Admiral James Stavridis

Paul Porter Center for Performing Arts, Brevard College 1 Brevard College Dr., Brevard, NC, United States

Admiral James Stavridis, bestselling author and former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, will be the Transylvania County Library Foundation’s Fall 2022 J.R. McDowell Speaker. The annual speaker series is designed to present a wide array of viewpoints on challenging and thought-provoking topics. His timely talk, Global Geopolitics and the Ukraine War, will be held on […]

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2019 J. R. McDowell Speaker – Judy Woodruff SOLD OUT

Paul Porter Center for Performing Arts, Brevard College 1 Brevard College Dr., Brevard, NC, United States

Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour will be the 2019 J.R. McDowell Speaker on Thursday, September 19th. Her presentation “Inside Politics" will begin at 6:30 pm at the Porter Center for Performing Arts at Brevard College.  The event is sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation in partnership with Brevard College. The program […]

Astronaut Dr. Mike Massimino

Paul Porter Center for Performing Arts, Brevard College 1 Brevard College Dr., Brevard, NC, United States

Dr. Mike Massimino, a former NASA astronaut, is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University, and the senior advisor for space programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. His Thursday, September 20th presentation, "Views from Space: Leadership, Teamwork, Determination" will be the fall event for the 2018 J.R. McDowell Speaker Series sponsored […]

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