Chats with Champions

This popular program brings outstanding members of the literary world, arts, and sciences to Skidompha to present programs that are free and open to the public. While the series’ emphasis is on top-notch authors, programs often appeal to a much wider audience.  

The widely diverse roster of exceptional programs has included bestselling, prize-winning authors, chefs, mystery writers, scientists, wildlife experts, artists, historians, criminologists, musicians and much more!

Upcoming Speakers

Check this page and our calendar for the schedule of presentations and for more information about each speaker.

Date Guest Program
July 13

10 am

Senator George Mitchell Senator Mitchell will be signing his two most recent books, a memoir, The Negotiator: Reflections on an American Life, published in 2015, and A Path To Peace, published in 2016, following his presentation.

 

July 20

at Noon

Christina Baker Kline A Piece of the World
July 25

10 am

Heather Leslie Darling Center
August 3

10 am

Russ Lane TBD
August  8

10 am

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel Science of Parenthood: Thoroughly Unscientific Explanations for Utterly Baffling Parenting Situations

 

August 22

10 am

Rem Briggs Appalachian Adventure
August 24

10 am

Ron Chase The Great Mars Hill Bank Robbery
August 29

10 am

Lynn Olson Last Hope Island
September 5

10 am

Doug Preston The Lost City of the Monkey
God: a True Story

 

September 26

10 am

A Place at the Table Film and Panel Discussion
October 17

10 am

Winslow Myers TBD
November 9

10 am

Matthew Edny History of Maps
Stay Tuned for More!