Virtual Author Talks

Virtual Author Talks with The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and Marathon Center for the Performing Arts

     The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts are partnering to bring an exciting mix of online author talks from New York Times Bestselling authors and a Pulitzer Prize winning historian to Hancock County this summer.  Our Virtual Author Talks series gives the thrill of meeting your favorite authors with a live streamed author event. Audiences will be treated to behind-the-scenes discussion of each title and conversation from the author, followed by an interactive question and answer session. You can register to watch and participate during the live presentation or if that time isn't convenient for you, you can watch anytime after the discussion at


Dr. Michele Harper, The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir, August 22 at 9 p.m. 

Join us for an enlightening discussion with Dr. Michele Harper as she highlights the lessons learned on her inspiring personal journey of discovery and self-reflection as written in her New York Times Best Selling memoir, The Beauty in Breaking.

The Beauty in Breaking tells the story of Dr. Harper, a female, African American, ER physician in an overwhelmingly male and white profession. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in a complicated family, she attended Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia when he told her he couldn’t move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper, began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman.

The Beauty in Breaking speaks about how each of us are broken—physically and emotionally, how we go about recognizing those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there as all equally crucial parts of the healing process. You are invited to a riveting and powerful conversation of self-healing with Q&A to follow! Register HERE.



Liz Wiseman, Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact, August 25 at 12 p.m.

Join us as we sit down in conversation with Liz Wiseman, New York Times Best Selling author, researcher, and executive adviser as she showcases her latest book Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact and discusses why some people break through and make an impact while others get stuck going through the motions. 

In every organization, impact players are indispensable colleagues who can be counted on in critical situations and consistently receive high-profile assignments and new opportunities. Wiseman reveals the secrets of these stellar professionals who play the game at a higher level. Drawing on insights from leaders at top companies, Wiseman explains what the most influential players are doing differently, how small and seemingly insignificant differences in how we think and act can make an enormous impact, and why-- with a little coaching--this mindset is available to everyone who wants to contribute at their highest level and do more meaningful work.  

Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives worldwide. She is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller for multiple titles and the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. You are invited to take the lead and multiply your impact by joining the conversation! An author Q&A to follow! Register HERE.


     More authors will be announced as the summer progresses. Please register to have a link sent to you to take part in the Virtual Author Talks at