The Beacon Salon Series

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The Beacon Salon Series presents accomplished and compelling figures from Florida and around the world to explore Florida history, wax poetic, and mine popular culture through a series of forums (salons) and presentations by distinguished authors, historians, actors, and more.

Join us for compelling discussion, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and heaping helpings of intellectual stimulation.

Beacon Salon Aug 31 2017- Traces of the Counterculture in Conservative Times

Beacon Salon

August 31, 2017 at 7:00pm
Traces of the counterculture in conservative times — A panel discussion

An Evening with Billy Collins

Billy Collins

September 20, 2017 at 7:00pm
An evening with Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate

Bob Kealing - Unearthing Hidden Popular History of Central Florida

Bob Kealing

October 25, 2017 at 7:00pm
Unearthing Hidden Popular History of Central Florida

Mark I. Pinsky - Animating Faith: Religion and Spirituality in Cartoons from Disney to the Simpsons and Beyond

Mark I. Pinsky

November 15, 2017 at 7:00pm
Animating Faith: Religion and Spirituality in Cartoons from Disney to the Simpsons and Beyond

Beacon Salon: The Philosophy of Comic Culture: How the Ubiquity of Comics Speak to Modern Life and the Human Condition

Beacon Salon

December 6, 2017 at 7:00pm
The Philosophy of Comic Culture: How the Ubiquity of Comics Speak to Modern Life and the Human Condition

Glenn Stein - Discovering the North-West Passage: The Four-year Arctic Odyssey of the H.M.S. Investigator

Glenn M. Stein

January 24, 2018 at 7:00pm
Discovering the North-West Passage: The Four-year Arctic Odyssey of the H.M.S. Investigator and the Mcclure Expedition

Ersula Knox Odom - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life

Ersula Knox Odom

February 7, 2018 at 7:00pm
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life — a theatrical presentation of the life of founder of Bethune-Cookman College

Diane Roberts - Florida's Other Wildlife: Swamp Lawyers, Conquistadors, Confederate Daughters, and Banana Republicans

Diane Roberts

April 17, 2018 at 7:00pm
Florida’s Other Wildlife: Swamp Lawyers, Conquistadors, Confederate Daughters, and Banana Republicans

Beacon Salon events are staged at the Beacon College Student Center, 118 East Main Street in downtown Leesburg, Florida, unless otherwise noted.

Beacon Salon Forums and Beacon Salon Speaker Series events are free and open to the public, however, donations are welcome to help defray speaker fees and travel costs. Sponsorships also are available for the entire series or individual events. To make a donation or to inquire about sponsorships, please contact BeaconSalon@BeaconCollege.edu