We just got some footage back that our Academic Marketing department took at the First Year Experience conference in Orlando. The First Year Experience program is employed at many universities as a way to get the first-year students at a given school interacting with one another. Needless to say, there is much crossover for One Book programs.
This year (as it has been in the past), we had several great speakers at our FYE luncheon, including the infinitely popular Tracy Kidder, John Elder Robison, Donovan Campbell, Michael Greenberg, and Louise Steinman. They’ve all written very smart, very discussable books that would be ideal for a reading group or a One Book program.
This year, they took video of the speeches, which is very exciting. Below are a few YouTube clips of their presentations. Take a look and see if any of them might be right for your program!
Donovan Campbell, author of Joker One
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Louise Steinman, author of The Souvenir
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Michael Greenberg, author of Hurry Down Sunshine
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John Elder Robison, author of Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s
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Tracy Kidder, author of Mountains Beyond Mountains, Strength in What Remains and many others
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