Dan Savage, the creator of the “It Gets Better Project,” and the author behind the sex advice column “Savage Love,” is coming to Palm Springs on November 14 as the first of three speakers scheduled for the new series, Palm Springs Speaks. A collaboration between the Palm Springs Cultural Center and Friends of the Palm Springs Library, Palm Springs Speaks features a diverse selection of internationally known speakers and authors. Included in this inaugural series is Dr. Deepak Chopra on February 3, 2018 and Lisa Scottoline on March 26, 2018. Tickets for the Dan Savage event, as well as the rest of the series, are now available to purchase at palmspringsspeaks.org.
Dan Savage is a writer, TV personality, and activist best known for his political and social commentary, as well as his honest approach to sex, love, and relationships. “Savage Love,” is syndicated in newspapers and websites throughout the world. He is the Editorial Director of The Stranger, Seattle’s weekly alternative newspaper, and his writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Rolling Stone, The Onion, and on Salon.com. Savage and his husband, Terry Miller, are also the creators of the “It Gets Better Project,” a global movement to inspire hope for LGBT youth facing harassment.
Tickets for Savage’s event a can be purchased at the Camelot Theatres box office or online at www.palmspringsspeaks.org. General Admission is $60 and includes a book by the author. VIP admission is $95 and includes a book, a pre-event meet-and-greet, catered reception, seating in center seats rows 2-20, and a special VIP priority book signing line. This first event will be at the Camelot Theatre beginning at 7:30 p.m., with the VIP pre-event meet-and-greet reception from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Other speakers in the series include Deepak Chopra on February 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Palm Springs High School Richards Center for the Arts and Lisa Scottoline on March 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Camelot Theatre. For those looking to attend all three Palm Springs Speaks events, tickets for the three-part series can be purchased as a package at a reduced rate. General Admission to all three events is $150 and VIP admission to all three events is $250. There is a limited quantity of VIP tickets available for each event. Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit the Palm Springs Cultural Center and Friends of the Palm Springs Public Library.