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. 

Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition, Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice By Bryan Stevenson Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780593177044
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 7-10 days
Published: Ember - December 3rd, 2019

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!


Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Story of Justice and Redemption By Bryan Stevenson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593133934
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 7-10 days
Published: One World - December 3rd, 2019

#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.


I Know This to be True: Bryan Stevenson By Geoff Blackwell, Ruth Hobday Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781797202730
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - March 24th, 2020

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.


My Moment: 106 Women on Fighting for Themselves By Kristin Chenoweth, Kathy Najimy, Linda Perry, Chely Wright, Lauren Blitzer Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982160920
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 7-10 days
Published: Gallery Books - May 24th, 2022

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


What Will I Do with My Love Today? By Kristin Chenoweth, Maine Diaz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kristin Chenoweth, Maine Diaz (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781400228430
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 7-10 days
Published: Thomas Nelson - March 8th, 2022

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 Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages By Kristin Chenoweth, Joni Rodgers (With) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781416580560
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 7-10 days
Published: Touchstone - April 6th, 2010

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.