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A limited number of Single Event Tickets are available to eight Pavilion talks at $35 each. While tickets are nonrefundable, they may be exchanged for another Single Event presentation if space is available.
Beginning Friday, August 23, any remaining tickets will be sold on site at the Single Event Ticket Desk located in the SVWC tent on the Sun Valley Pavilion lawn between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM.
Friday, August 23
McCHRYSTAL-Stanley-Credit-James-Loizou-194x158STANLEY McCHRYSTAL
Leading in Harm’s Way
6:00 – 7:15 pm
Tickets $35 each
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He has been at the center of this country’s wars in recent decades, most notably as Commander of U.S. and International Security Force troops in Afghanistan. Now retired, GENERAL STANLEY McCHRYSTAL is the author of the memoir MY SHARE OF THE TASK and he has become an impassioned speaker about leadership. He has sought to understand what it means to be a true leader in times of rapid change, increasing competition, and constant ambiguities. He will give us insights from history and offer his thoughts on the approaches and mindset best suited to facing the future. There will be time for questions after General McChrystal’s prepared remarks.
Saturday, August 24
SCHWALBE-WILL-Credit-Michael-Lionstar-received-11-28-2012-194x158WILL SCHWALBE
The End of Your Life Book Club
5:15 – 6:15 PM
Pavilion
Tickets $35 each
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When his mother was dying of pancreatic cancer, author WILL SCHWALBE started a unique, two-person book club with her. Together, they explored new books of all kinds and also reread and talked about some of their longtime favorites. In conversation with ANNE TAYLOR FLEMING, Schwalbe will talk about the role books play in both showing us how to live and in helping us die, and will explore the way literature can bring us closer to the people we love at all points in our lives.
Saturday, August 24
GANSA-Alex-Credit-Stephen-Lovekin-Showtime-received-12-14-2012-194x158GORDON-Howard-NEED-CREDIT-received-12-13-2012-194x158ALEX GANSA and HOWARD GORDON
The Story Behind Homeland
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Pavilion
Tickets $35 each
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Join longtime writing-and-producing duo ALEX GANSA and HOWARD GORDON, creators of the obsessively watched, Emmy Award-winning SHOWTIME drama Homeland, in a wide-ranging conversation with PBS NewsHour‘s JEFFREY BROWN. The three will discuss the origins of spy stories, the nature of literary secrets, and what it feels like to be at the heart of the golden age of television writing.
Sunday, August 25
peter-bergen-CNN-194x158PETER BERGEN
Americans on a Deadly Mission from Allah
3:45 – 4:45 PM
Pavilion
Tickets $35 each
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How do seemingly ordinary Americans become killers in the name of God? Are the Boston Marathon bombings harbingers of future attacks in the United States? PETER BERGEN, CNN’s national security analyst and the director of the New America Foundation’s national security studies program, will look at the work of scholars in the fields of religion, sociology, criminology, and intelligence analysis to help us understand how this new wave of jihadist terrorism crashed onto the shores of the United States.
Sunday, August 25
WINCHESTER-Simon-Credit-Setsuko-Winchester-received-12-14-2012-194x158SIMON WINCHESTER
The Pleasures of the Writing Life
5:15 – 6:15 PM
Pavilion
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It seems there is no subject beyond SIMON WINCHESTER’s reach, be it skulls, maps, dictionaries, earthquakes, or deadly volcanoes. After a 30-year career in journalism – covering issues from Watergate to the troubles in Northern Ireland – Winchester has become the best-selling author of 22 – soon to be 23 – books. Come join this charming storyteller as he recounts tales of his literary odyssey and the good fortune and good friends he has found along the way.
Monday, August 26
Ahamed-Liaquat-sq-194x158Strobe TalbottLIAQUAT AHAMED and STROBE TALBOTT
Will Europe Fall Apart?
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Pavilion
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Defaulting banks, dangerous unemployment, angry citizens, rising nationalism, a North-South schism, the specter of the UK defecting from the EU. . .the list of Europe’s woes goes on. LIAQUAT AHAMED, Pulitzer-winning author of LORDS OF FINANCE, will assess the threat of a European financial breakup while former Deputy Secretary of State STROBE TALBOTT examines the geopolitical stakes in finding a solution to the crisis.
Monday, August 26
Johnson-Craig-194x158CRAIG JOHNSON
Longmire or How Many People Can You Kill in a Town of 25?
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Pavilion
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CRAIG JOHNSON‘s New York Times best-selling Walt Longmire novels form the basis for A&E’s new hit drama series Longmire. Johnson will talk about the ways his life has – and has not – changed from the days when he was just a northern Wyoming rancher in a town of 25.
Monday, August 26
Moehringer-Credit-Donna-Svennenik-194x158J. R. MOEHRINGER
Bars and Bank Robbers
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Pavilion
Tickets $35 each
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter’s first book, THE TENDER BAR, was a memoir about growing up in the corner bar where his Uncle Charlie worked, a world inhabited by larger-than-life storytellers. His latest book, SUTTON, is a novel about bank robber Willie Sutton, who inhabited a completely different world of larger-than-life tale-telling. Join J. R. as he shares some of his own stories about how he got from one world to the other.