Lectures at Wilkes

Wilkes University takes great pride in bringing leaders and pioneers in the fields of literature, business, chemistry, engineering and more to campus. Lectures are free and open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. Registration may be required.

Upcoming Speakers

Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham

Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood

Author of The Handmaid’s Tale

Upcoming Lectures

Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham

Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
Hope Through History

2:30 P.M. Sunday, Apr. 24 | Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts

A contributor to TIME and The New York Times Book Review, Meacham is a highly sought-after commentator, regularly appearing on CNN and other news outlets. In August 2020, he released another New York Times bestseller, “His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope” - the highly anticipated intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis.

Hosted by the Max Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities series.

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Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood

Author of The Handmaid’s Tale
7 P.M. Tuesday, April 26 | F.M. Kirby Center for Performing Arts

Margaret Atwood has been sharing the power of the written word since publication of her first novel, The Edible Woman, in 1969. She has crafted more than 50 volumes of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s literature.

Hosted by the Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writer Series.

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Wilkes Lecture Series


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