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Malibu Library Speaker Series
About the Series
The 2016 Malibu Library Speaker Series is a program of the County of Los Angeles Public Library, Malibu Branch, and the City of Malibu featuring speakers on a wide range of subjects that will appeal to a broad section of the community. Speakers discuss the entertainment Industry, literature, science, motivation, the arts, education, sports, travel, food, and the environment. The events are free and open to the public.

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Susan Casey
Susan Casey Library Speaker SeriesWednesday, November 2, 2016
7:00 PM
Malibu Library

Susan Casey is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean; The Devil’s Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America’s Great White Sharks; and most recently, Voices in the Ocean: A Journey Into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins.

She is the former editor-in-chief of O, The Oprah Magazine, and has also served as editor in chief of Sports Illustrated Women, editor-at-large for Time Inc., and creative director for Outside magazine, where she was part of the editorial team that developed the stories behind the bestselling books Into Thin Air, and The Perfect Storm, as well as the movie Blue Crush.

Casey’s combination of immersive reporting, intense scientific research, and evocative prose have made her books contemporary classics of adventure writing. In her lectures, Casey delves into these thrilling investigations and speaks about her research and  personal experiences, such as venturing into 70-foot waves, living among a neighborhood of great white sharks, or swimming the open seas with a pod of dolphins. She is a master storyteller, at home discussing cutting-edge science, extreme risk-taking, environmental issues, ocean mysteries, the media landscape, or her own inspiring, unusual career.

Casey’s work has garnered multiple National Magazine Awards and been featured in the Best American Science and Nature Writing, Best American Sports Writing, and Best American Magazine Writing anthologies; and has appeared in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Outside, and National Geographic. She has made numerous TV appearances, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Daily Show, Charlie Rose, Conan, Anderson Cooper 360, Nightline, Good Morning America, Today, The CBS Morning Show, and others. Casey is also a frequent guest on NPR.

Past Notable Speakers 
  • Abduction survivor and author Elizabeth Smart
  • Award-winning documentary filmmakers Rory Kennedy and Mark Bailey
  • Medical cannabis expert & author Michael Backes
  • David Garibaldi, radical performance painter
  • Tom Shadyac, prolific comedy writer and director
  • Elizabeth Gilbert, author of best-selling novel, "Eat, Pray, Love"
  • Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento and former NBA star
  • Jeff Henderson, award-winning chef and best-selling author

Contact Us
Melissa Stallings
Community Library Manager
County of Los Angeles
Public Library

City of Malibu