A Special Fundraiser for the National Writers Series

Celebrating 10 Years of Great Conversations

Sunday, August 23 • 7 pm EST

Susan Goldberg

with guest host Doug Stanton

Join us for our virtual 10th Anniversary Celebration with Susan Goldberg.

As editor-in-chief of National Geographic Magazine, Susan Goldberg shares the world’s most compelling stories with millions of readers from across the globe. We are looking forward to hearing her take on the pandemic and the next crisis the world will surely face—climate change.

Goldberg is the first woman to edit the magazine since it began publishing in 1888. Before joining National Geographic, Goldberg worked at Bloomberg and USA Today. She also worked for the Detroit Free Press and played a key role in the coverage of the Loma Priet earthquake by the San Jose Mercury News, which went on to win a Pulitzer. She grew up in Ann Arbor.

Under Goldberg’s leadership, National Geographic won a National Magazine Award for best website and the George Polk Award for reporting. Goldberg received the 2015 Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award. In 2017 the Washingtonian Magazine selected Goldberg as one of Washington’s most powerful women. She is a board member of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Born in Ann Arbor, she is a proud Spartan and now lives in Washington D.C., where she serves on the board of the National Museum for Women in the Arts.

Thank you for supporting the National Writers Series.

Now, let’s party!

For our 10th Birthday Bash, special guest Susan Goldberg, editor-in-chief of National Geographic Magazine, will talk about the major issues of our planet. Guest host is Doug Stanton, a #1 New York Times bestselling author and NWS co-founder.

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Just $12 per person 

Please consider adding a donation to help us get through these challenging times.

Friend Membership – Includes Event Link

– $50 Friend membership – Single

-$100 Friend membership – Family

This membership allows you to get tickets before they become available to the public. This applies, of course, when we start holding physical events, hopefully this fall.

Can-Demic Pulitzer Club – Includes Event Link

We have created the Pulitzer Can-Demic Club to help us get through these tough times. With your very generous support, we can and will survive the pandemic.  Thank you!

$250 per person
$500 per person
$1000 per person


Can-Demic Pulitzer Donors will receive a nice thank you gift and exclusive entry into an Afterglow Party with Susan Goldberg and host Doug Stanton, with special surprise guest appearances.

Your gift includes: A bottle of sparkling wine, a National Geographic subscription (adult or youth), and a custom NWS mask—all hand-delivered to you on the day of the event. We’ll also provide a $25 downtown gift certificate. We hope you’ll use it to buy a restaurant dinner to enjoy at the event, hopefully with a small group of friends!

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