Photos courtesy Tulsa Town Hall.

In its 81st season, Tulsa Town Hall is celebrating an inspiring list of 2015-16 speakers for its monthly Friday afternoon lecture series held at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. “Tulsa is fortunate to have this opportunity to hear and meet these renowned speakers,” says Kathy Collins, Tulsa Town Hall executive director. The series opens on Oct, 2 with Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees, a novel that had a spot on the New York Times bestseller list for more than two years and was translated into 23 languages; her most recent work is titled The Invention of Wings. On Nov. 6, the renowned political consultant James Carville will arrive in front of the audience, lending his knowledge and experience in both life and politics. Oklahoma’s own President David L. Boren of the University of Oklahoma will lead a discussion on Jan. 15. Those with an ear and exaltation for the orchestra will be delighted to see Conductor Benjamin Zander of The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra on March 11. Zander’s teaching goes beyond keys and melodies, pulling on the strings of life. And last but not least, Doris Kearns Goodwin, a presidential historian, author of six New York Times bestselling books and a Pulitzer Prize winner for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, will present her topic, “Leadership Lessons from the White House,” on April 22. Season subscriptions are available for $75 per person. Each speaker will be a guest at a luncheon following the lecture, and subscribers can participate for $25 per event. Lectures go from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit

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