A Catholic, independent, college-prep school for girls, ages 1 – 12th grade.

Visiting Authors + Speakers Series

Academy of the Sacred Heart believes that every student – from the youngest of ages to the graduating senior – should read, hear and be exposed to the top contemporary writers and speakers of our day. From New York Times best-sellers to local works of interest, Sacred Heart’s Visiting Author + Speaker Series continues to bring award-winning literature and philanthropists to campus. Past speakers include COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg, activist and philanthropist Jane Goodall, international best-seller Rick Riordan, and more. Whether our guests are integrated into curriculum or they are open to the public, our program vision is to enhance the literary and global awareness of our community.

Questions? Contact Jana Fogleman, Community Outreach Coordinator

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Posted Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM
On Friday, Sacred Heart and Garden District Book Shop hosted an engaging evening with #1 New York Times best-selling author Isabel Allende in a conversation with Anne Giselson, author and creative writing instructor at NOCCA. 
Posted Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 1:00:00 PM
#1 New York Times bestselling author Rick Riordan delighted a packed house at the Academy of Sacred Heart as he presented The Ship of the Dead, the final book in his thrilling Norse mythology series.
Posted Monday, Oct 9, 2017 3:00:00 PM
Beloved children's author and illustrator, Rosemary Wells, widely known for the Max & Ruby series, visited the Academy of the Sacred Heart on October 4.
Posted Monday, Sep 11, 2017 2:17:00 PM
On September 8, the Academy of the Sacred Heart, in partnership with Octavia Books, hosted an evening featuring the winners of the 2017 Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction.
Posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 3:08:00 PM
Sacred Heart and Garden District Book Shop hosted an enlightening evening with Sheryl Sandberg in conversation with Mary Matalin.
Posted Friday, Mar 24, 2017 11:25:00 AM
If you are a budding writer or interested in writing children's books, I highly recommend SCBWI. It is a supportive and inspiring group of people. You can find out more about SCBWI from their website, http://www.scbwi.org.
Posted Monday, Mar 20, 2017 3:24:00 PM
World-renowned ethologist and conservationist, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, visited Sacred Heart on March 16.

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