Sonoma Sun Event Calendar

NPR’s Scott Simon comes to Sonoma Speaker Series Hanna Boys Center

Monday August 13th - 7:00pm

Scott Simon, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, comes to the Hanna Boys Center on Monday, Aug. 13, as part of the Sonoma Speaker Series. Simon is one of America’s most admired writers and broadcasters. He has reported from all 50 states, five continents, and 10 wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.

He has won every major award in broadcasting, including the Peabody, the Emmy, the Columbia-DuPont, the Ohio State Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the Sidney Hillman Award. Simon received the Presidential End Hunger Award for his coverage of the Ethiopian civil war and famine, and a special citation from the Peabody Awards for his weekly essays, which were cited as “consistently thoughtful, graceful, and challenging.” He has also received the Barry M. Goldwater Award from the Human Rights Fund. Recently, he was awarded the Studs Terkel Award.

The event begins at 7 p.m., following a VIP reception at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $35-$75, and available on www.eventbrite.com. Hanna Boys Center is located at 17000 Arnold Dr. in Sonoma.

The Sonoma Speakers Series fosters civic engagement and community education by providing a platform for interesting people to talk about interesting topics that inspire us, challenge us and concern us.