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John Boyne
April 25

Series PLUS Tickets - $95
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Nov. 3-17, 2013

 

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Opening Night Keynote Speaker

Carrie Fisher

In a LIVE, on-stage interview with KMOX NewsTalk Radio’s Charles Brennan

The daughter of Hollywood’s golden couple, Eddie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher made her feature film debut opposite Warren Beatty in the 1975 hit Shampoo, and became a cultural icon when she portrayed Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. Her movie career includes roles in countless films, including: The Blues Brothers, Hannah and Her Sisters, and When Harry Met Sally.


Fisher’s first book, Postcards from the Edge, leapt onto The New York Times’ bestseller list, and netted her the Los Angeles Pen Award for Best First Novel. Four more bestsellers have followed: Delusions of Grandma, Surrender the Pink, The Best Awful, and Wishful Drinking, which spawned her sold-out, one-woman, Broadway show by the same name. Following the show’s close in 2011, Wishful Drinking was made into an Emmy-nominated documentary by HBO. Her latest book, Shockaholic, is a seriously funny, acerbic & revealing memoir. Writing with tremendous wit, and a tremendous amount of self-deprecation, Fisher shares many stories, including tales of dinner with Senators Chris Dodd and Ted Kennedy, and her friendship with Michael Jackson.


Fisher turned Postcards into a screenplay for the hit film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep, and is currently adapting The Best Awful for Lifetime and Sony Television. Her writing has also appeared in Details, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Vogue, and many other major publications. On television, Fisher’s credits range from “Laverne and Shirley” to “Sex and the City,” with an Emmy nomination most recently for her appearance on the popular NBC comedy, “30 Rock.”


Carrie Fisher’s dry wit and candid manner have endeared her to audiences. Her experiences with addiction and bipolar disorder—and her willingness to speak honestly and openly about them—have made her a respected advocate for these communities. She has appeared on the California Senate floor, urging state legislators to increase government funding for medication for people living with mental health issues. For her continued courage and commitment to fighting mental illness and associated stigmas, Fisher has received accolades, recognition and dozens of awards.

Following Keynote Presentation: PRIVATE DESSERT RECEPTION
with guest Carrie Fisher ….For Festival Sponsors only

7:00pm

ADMISSION $36 – FREE with Series & Series PLUS Tickets

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Arrangements for the appearance of Carrie Fisher made through Iris Kislin & The Fischer Ross Group, Inc

 

 

 

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