Face to Face Speaker Forum
Bookmarks is proud to partner with the Face to Face Speaker Forum at Wake Forest University as they bring world-class speakers to Winston-Salem throughout the year. The events each season cover a variety of topics, including political affairs, arts and culture, innovation and business, and social justice and global issues. This program brings our community face to face with world-class individuals and serves as a fundraiser for student scholarships. Proceeds from the program go to need-based recipients at Wake Forest University.
The 2022-23 season will feature:
September 14, 2022
America’s 43rd President George W. Bush and author, historian, and presidential biographer Jon Meacham
Presented by the Wake Forest Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character
November 15, 2022
Internationally renowned author Thomas Friedman
Presented by the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
February 23, 2023
Social justice activist Bryan Stevenson
Presented by Rose and Travis Collins
April 12, 2023
Tony Award winning actor and singer Kristin Chenoweth
Presented by Wells Fargo Wealth & Investment Management
For more information, visit their website.
You can find book lists below to accompany this season's speakers. Use the code FACETOFACE to receive a 20% discount on these titles.
The young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller Just Mercy--now a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson and the subject of an HBO documentary feature!
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
The I Know This to Be True series is a collection of extraordinary figures from diverse backgrounds answering the same questions, as well as sharing their compelling stories, guiding ideals, and insightful wisdom.
A collection of essays accompanied by beautiful black-and-white photography from a diverse group of women on the moment they realized they were ready to fight for themselves—including Gloria Steinem, Lena Waithe, Joanna Gaines, Brandi Carlile, Beanie Feldstein, Cynthia Erivo, and Billie Jean King, among others.
This powerful essay collection is a nat
Broadway and screen star Kristin Chenoweth's whimsical adventure about adoption reminds kids they have an abundance of love and kindness to share, whether adopting a pet or expanding their family.
A lively, laugh-out-loud journey from Oklahoma beauty queen to show biz sensation.
“Life’s too short. I’m not.”
You might know her as a Tony Award–winning Broadway star who originated the role of Galinda the Good Witch in the smash musical Wicked.