ENGAGE. ENGROSS. EDIFY.
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.
August 23, 2018 at 7:00pm
A Bewitching Evening with Aaron Mahnke
September 5, 2018 at 7:00pm
Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned to Fight Hitler
Mainstreet Art & Culture Slam
October 24, 2018 at 7:00pm
Where Page Meets Staged! An Evening of Spoken Word
November 8, 2018 at 7:00pm
Florida Folk Art: Landscapes and Dreamscapes
December 6, 2018 at 7:00pm
A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
January 24, 2019 at 7:00pm
Florida Soup: Putting History on the Table
Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation
February 13, 2019 at 7:00pm
A Way Forward: Negro Spirituals Speak to America
March 4, 2019 at 7:00pm
James C. Clark
April 10, 2018 at 7:00pm
The Hidden History of Florida
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.
For speakers interested in presenting, please use our Beacon Salon Series Submission form.