Renowned author Jeannette Walls will be in El Dorado on Oct. 22

The Butler Foundation is proud to bring bestselling author Jeannette Walls to the Hubbard Welcome Center on Butler Community College’s El Dorado campus at 7 p.m. on October 22. This event is free and open to the public.
Drawing from her compelling memoir, The Glass Castle, which has been adapted into a major motion picture, Walls shares anecdotes from her childhood and from throughout her life, demonstrating that we all have more in common than we think and that our flaws can be our greatest assets.
With a powerful message of confronting your past and facing your fears, Walls’ story of triumph makes audiences walk away with a positive attitude toward the “demons” in their lives. The author will be available to sign copies of her book following the presentation.
Walls’ appearance is made possible by the Harold Smith Cultural Series, a gift to Butler County from the estate of Harold Smith, an El Dorado native. Smith’s wish was “to give local people the opportunity to hear speakers they would not otherwise hear.”
“Without generous and far-sighted donors like Harold Smith, there would not be an opportunity to hear such a renowned author and speaker,” Vice President of Advancement Stacy Cofer said. “The Butler Foundation’s mission is to build relationships that create these opportunities for our students, staff and the citizens of the communities we serve.”
Past Harold Smith Speakers:
• 2016 – Fabien Cousteau, grandson of explorer Jacques Cousteau
• 2014 – Michael Uslan, originator and executive producer of the Batman movies
• 2012 – Warren Brown, founder and owner of CakeLove Bakery
• 2008 – Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company
• 2002 – Barbara Bush, former first lady and presidential mother
Philanthropic contributions to Butler Community College are coordinated by the Butler Community College Foundation. The foundation manages fundraising efforts with alumni, friends, corporations and foundations to secure private support for the college.
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