Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series' fall 2020 lineup will be livestreamed


Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series

The Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series has existed since 1998, presenting some of the world's greatest creatives and thinkers. Since 2013, the talks have been recorded and most of them posted to YouTube for those who couldn't attend the free events in person at the Michigan Theater.

But now that nobody can attend any events, the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series is cutting to the chase and broadcasting its events live in partnership with Detroit Public Television and PBS Books.

The fall 2020 series kicks off Friday, Sept. 18 and continues through Dec. 4. All the talks begin at 8 pm and can be viewed on and Penny Stamps Series' Facebook page. The talks will continue to be put on YouTube as long as the speaker as given permission.

The fall 2020 season includes:

Sept. 18New Red Order (NRO): Never Settle

Sept. 25Dr. Kate Stone: Sensory Experiences

Oct. 2: Ken Burns & Isabel Wilkerson: In Conversation

Oct. 9Form&Seek Design Collective: Never Normal

Oct. 16Philippa Hughes: Dismantling the Polarization Industrial Complex

Oct. 23Ibrahim Mahama: In-Between the World and Dreams

Oct. 30: Nusrat Durrani: My Country is Burning Within Me / An American Prayer

Nov. 6Pedro Reyes and Magalí Arriola: A Conversation

Nov. 13: Kelly M. Murdoch-Kitt: The People Beyond the Screen: Designing for Human Connection

Nov. 20Raqs Media Collective: Kinetic Contemplations

Dec. 4: Amy Cutler: Telling Stories

Christopher Porter is a library technician and the editor of Pulp.