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Dominican welcomes Kelly Corrigan to lecture series

New York Times bestselling author and NBC Today Show contributor Kelly Corrigan spoke at the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Lecture Series at Dominican University of California March 5.

Corrigan, author of three previous memoirs, discussed her newest, Glitter and Glue, which explores the bond between mothers and daughters. Oprah Winfrey recently recommended the memoir on Oprah.com as one of her top 14 books to pick up in February.

In addition, Glitter and Glue jumped to No. 2 on Sunday’s New York Times bestseller list for Hardcover Non-Fiction for February 23.

The speaker series, a cooperative effort between Dominican’s ILS and Book Passage, features some of the country's leading figures from the worlds of business, politics, entertainment, academia, and literature. It has entertained and educated thousands of Marin County and San Francisco Bay Area residents.

All lectures are open to the public. The Corrigan lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Angelico Hall on Acacia Avenue. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Free parking is available on campus in the nearby Conlan Center parking lot at the intersection of Acacia and Grand avenues.

Corrigan is a contributor to O, the Oprah Magazine as well as Good Housekeeping and Glamour. A breast cancer survivor, she is a co-founder of the philanthropy program “Notes and Words,” a series featuring musicians and well-known writers together on stage that has raised more than $4 million for Children’s Hospital in Oakland. Audience members are donors to the Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, where one of Corrigan’s two daughters was treated for meningitis.

The ILS 2014 Spring Leadership Lecture Series is sponsored by Private Ocean, the oldest and largest privately-held wealth management firm in Marin County. Private Ocean’s commitment to community service has been a driving force behind its support of the lecture series.

Media Contacts:
Karen West, Book Passage Director of Events, 415-927-0960, Ext. 238, kwest@bookpassage.com
Sarah Gardner, Director of Communications and Media Relations, 415-485-3239, sarah.gardner@Dominican.edu.


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