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Speaking on Literature

I’d love to speak to your group about the goodness of literature. While speaking to your group, I’ll help build excitement about great books, great writing, and great ideas.

A popular keynote address of mine:

Why Literature Should Matter to Math Students

I can customize my talk for many audiences. It’s funny, full of wit, and presents great literature in surprising ways. If you need a public speaker, book me today.

Keynote: Why Literature Should Matter to Math Students

I’m a writer who loves literature. That’s a fit that should surprise no one. What about math students? They should love literature too. I explain how reading can improve their personal and professional lives, and how knowing Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” might (but probably not) get their sweetie to marry them.

Numbers won’t answer all questions. In fact, not all the important ones. Some, not all.

I present the end of pi. That alone is worth the price of admission.

In this fast-paced, fun keynote, I connect Fermat to Petrarch, to the Beatles, Justin Bieber, Dylan Thomas, John Keats, and more.

The audience will enjoy the dramatic reading and stories while discovering that there just might be something to exploring the unknown through words.

Format: ​20-45 minute keynote

This program is perfect for:​​

  • Commencement addresses
  • Math honor society events
  • Awards events
  • Fundraisers

Takeaways

  • The audience will be hungry to make changes in their lives.
  • They’ll rush out and buy scads of great books.
  • Everyone will learn what predilection means.
  • They’ll laugh as they recognize themselves in the quandaries I describe.
  • Delivered by executive speechwriter, Anthony Trendl

Contact me to discuss rates and availability.  Book me for other speeches as well.

Great literature is more fun than… wait, does anyone really know how fun a barrel of monkeys is? Let’s have fun. Books are worth it.