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Random House Academic Resources Confirms Author Lineup for the 2016 First-Year Experience® Conference

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Random House Academic Resources is pleased to announce the author line-up for the 2016 First-Year Experience® Conference (February 20-23, Orlando, Florida).  From books on marriage equality, to masterful works of literary journalism, to powerful memoirs of resiliency, we will have something for every FYE program.  Click here to RSVP to one or both events. Our author lineup is as follows (in order of appearance):

 

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Mark your calendars for the Eighth Annual Random House First-Year Experience Author Luncheon!

      

Random House announces its Eighth Annual Author Luncheon at the 2012 First-Year Experience Conference in San Antonio, TX.

Authors in attendance include:

Sam Bracken, author of My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change
Peter Buffett, author of Life is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment
Elizabeth Moon, author of The Speed of Dark: A Novel
Blake Mycoskie, author of Start Something That Matters
Darin Strauss, author Half a Life: A Memoir

WHEN: Monday, February 20th, 11:30AM-1:30PM
WHERE: Room #007 on River Level at the Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center, 200 E. Market Street, San Antonio, TX
WHY: To hear five authors speak about their books

Join us for FREE books and FREE lunch!

RSVP soon, email: rhacademic@randomhouse.com. Space is limited!

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Mark your calendars for the Seventh Annual Random House First-Year Experience Author Luncheon!

        

Random House announces its Seventh Annual Author Luncheon at the 2011 First-Year Experience Conference in Atlanta, GA.

Authors in attendance include:

Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore: The Story of One Name and Two Fates
Eboo Patel, author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation
Jon Prendergast, author of The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa’s Worst Human Rights Crimes
Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

WHEN: Monday, February 7th, 11:30AM-1:30PM
WHERE: Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA, Room A602 on the Atrium Level
WHY: To hear four authors speak about their books

Past luncheon authors have included Tracy Kidder, Carlotta Walls LaNier, Sonia Nazario, Warren St. John and Bill Strickland.

Join us for FREE books and FREE lunch!

View the invitation here and RSVP soon! Space is limited!

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Bill Strickland speaks at the First-Year Experience Author Luncheon

Wrapping up the afternoon at the Sixth Annual First-Year Experience Author Luncheon last month in Denver, Colorado was the dynamic Bill Strickland, author of Make the Impossible Possible: One Man’s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary.

Over the past thirty years, the MacArthur Fellowship “genius” award winner has been transforming the lives of thousands of people through the creation of Manchester Bidwell, a jobs training center and community arts program. Working with corporations, community leaders, and schools, he and his staff strive to give disadvantaged kids and adults the opportunities and tools they need to envision and built a better, brighter future.

During his talk, Mr. Strickland showed the audience images of the Manchester Bidwell Center, its students, and their work. Images, video, and other resources may be found on his website.

View other videos from the First-Year Experience Author Luncheon.

For more information on bringing these speakers to your school or community, rhacademic@randomhouse.com.

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Warren St. John speaks at the First-Year Experience Author Luncheon

Already adopted for several common reading programs at universities from Utah to Georgia and for community reading programs from San Diego to Maryland, Warren St. John’s new book about a team of refugee soccer players has undoubtedly captivated committees and readers.

In Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference , he takes readers to Clarkston, Georgia; a small town that, in the 1990s, became a resettlement center for refugees and a modern-day Ellis Island for scores of families from war zones in Liberia, Congo, Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan.

At the First-Year Experience Author Luncheon last month in Denver, Colorado the New York Times journalist spoke about his experience getting to know the Fugees, their coach Luma Mufleh, and the citizens of Clarkston.

View other videos from the First-Year Experience Author Luncheon.

For more information on bringing these speakers to your school or community, e-mail rhacademic@randomhouse.com.

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Carlotta Walls LaNier speaks at the First-Year Experience Author Luncheon

Carlotta Walls was just fourteen years old when she walked up the stairs of Little Rock Central High School with eight other black students to become the first to integrate the school in September 1957.

She spoke about this experience, her life, and her memoir, A Mighty Long Way, at the recent First-Year Experience Author Luncheon in Denver, Colorado.

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For more information on bringing these speakers to your school or community e-mail rhacademic@randomhouse.com.

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