Liberal arts graduates, lend me your ears.
March 8, 2011 8:38 PM Subscribe
Recommendations for Vermont-based writers, artists, intellectuals, jack/jill of all trades folks that might be willing to speak (for free, or nominal fee) at our graduate program graduation ceremony?
posted by ajarbaday to media & arts (19 answers total)
I'm graduating from a tiny progressive college in Vermont, and we need recommendations for speakers for our ceremony that'd be willing to speak for ten - thirty minutes on something profound or something banal and entertaining or lifechanging and important. The key here is low cost and / or local. We won't bat an eye at out-of-the-ballpark suggestions. In the past we've had speeches on the power of progressive education, the importance of new environmental movements, and on life after graduate school, but fun / dynamic / weird suggestions are all great. Heck, they could even disagree with the liberal-arts education model, if they were willing to speak for peanuts and could give a compelling speech.
Our shortlist includes Grace Potter, Bill McKibben, and William H. Macy. Speakers would get food, a place to sleep, and the strange company of our tiny (under 30 folks) graduating class. We could probably pool a small amount of money from our graduating student body, but it'd be a middling amount.