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Brentwood School

February 13, 2009 12:00 ET

Brentwood School to Host Daniel Pink, Best-Selling Author, in Upcoming Guest Lecture Series

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 13, 2009) - On March 3, 2009, Daniel Pink, best-selling author and expert on innovation, competition, and the changing world of work, will speak at Brentwood School as part of the John Hutson Memorial Guest Lecture Series.

Daniel Pink's published works include "A Whole New Mind, Free Agent Nation," and "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need" (told in Manga, the Japanese comic book format). A free agent himself, Pink held his last "real job" in the White House, where he served from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He has also worked as an aide to United States Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich, an economic policy staffer in the United States Senate, a legal researcher in India, and a latrine builder in Botswana.

The John Hutson Memorial Guest Lecture Series was established in the fall of 1996 in conjunction with Brentwood School's 25th Anniversary. It is named in memory of former History and Political Science Chair, John Hutson, a passionate historian and beloved teacher. The series presents speakers each year, providing Brentwood School students, parents, faculty, alumni, and community members with unique opportunities to hear from -- and in some cases, meet with -- highly notable, world-renowned authorities in literature, journalism, science, the arts, history, philosophy, and politics. There are two events each year, one that is open to the community, and one that presents a visiting scholar to students and faculty during assembly and classroom sessions. These scholar visits are one of the ways Brentwood School fulfills its mission of promoting personal and intellectual growth for all members of our community.

Brentwood School faculty and staff members recall their experiences with past speakers:

Speaking about Maya Angelou, admissions assistant Tamyra Fuller recalls, "Her voice was melodic and lilting and I remember feeling that life couldn't get better... she was inspiring and the catalyst for donating my time at a home for the aging. It was a happy and special evening."

Dean of Faculty and history teacher Hank Koransky, remembers his experience with meeting Kurt Vonnegut. "Of course I was awed and intimidated just being in his presence, but he put me at ease almost immediately by asking questions about Brentwood. He was curious about everything. He ended up asking me more questions than I asked him. It was easy to see why he was a great writer: he was a careful observer of human behavior."

Past public speakers at the Brentwood School Guest Lecture Series include: Maya Angelou, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Frank McCourt, Jeanne Kirkpatrick, Edward Albee, Leah Rabin, Kurt Vonnegut, Amy Tan, Leon Panetta, Joyce Carol Oates, William Styron, Tony Kushner, Edward O. Wilson, Stephen Carter, Alice Walker, Alice Sebold, Eric Schlosser, Margaret Atwood, Jhumpa Lahiri

Past visiting scholars include: Clayborne Carson, Billy Collins, Harvey Cox, Wade Davis, Gus Lee, Luis Rodriguez, Orville Schell, Tobias Wolff, Mark Mathabane

Event Details:
Daniel Pink
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Brentwood School East Campus Gym
100 South Barrington Place, Los Angeles, CA 90049
General Admission Tickets: $25.00
Author's Circle Tickets: $150.00
Non-Brentwood School Students Tickets (with I.D.): $10
This event is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
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