press release: UnityPoint Health - Meriter Speaker Series. An Inspiring Lecture Series for Women
Social connections and shared experiences are essential to your health and well-being. Subscribe now to get the best available seats to join with family, friends and colleagues to be inspired by powerful stories of strength, hope and resilience. Subscriptions for the Capitol Theater series start at $45* and are available now. Individual tickets (from $20*) will go on sale FEB 1, 2017.
Christina Baker Kline, WED, APR 19 | 7 PM
Christina Baker Kline’s novel, Orphan Train, has spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, including five weeks at #1, and has been published in 38 countries. Her captivating presentation recounts the amazing orphan train story, how she came to write the novel, and the historical underpinnings she drew on as she wrote.
Leigh Anne Tuohy, MON, MAY 22 | 7 PM
Dubbed a “warrior princess” by author Michael Lewis in his best-selling book The Blind Side, Leigh Anne Tuohy is the inspirational matriarch of the Tuohy family. Leigh Anne inspires audiences to recognize the full potential of individuals in their community and to find value in those who society has deemed valueless.
Reyna Grande, MON, JUN 12 | 7 PM
Born in Mexico, Reyna Grande was two years old when her father left for the U.S. to find work. Her mother followed her father north two years later, leaving Reyna and her siblings behind in Mexico. In 1985, when Reyna was going on ten, she left Mexico to make her own journey north. Reyna will share her inspirational coming-of-age story about the pursuit of a better life.