Public Events

Fall 2018 Public Forum Series

ASPEC Forums are free and open to the public.

Introducing the new James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

Thursday, October 18, 4:00 p.m., Lewis House

Bernice Chu, Founding Director, The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

Arthur Ashe:  A Life

Thursday, November 1, 4:00 p.m., Lewis House

Raymond O. Arsenault, John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History, University of South Florida

Experts Review the 2018 Midtern Elections

Thursday, November 29, 4:00 p.m., Lewis House

Adam C. Smith, Political Editor of the Tampa Bay Times, and
Susan A. MacManus, Distinguished Professor Emerita, University of South Florida

Special Events:  Literary Day

Literature of the Imagination

Saturday, November 3, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Lewis House

Science Fiction/Fantasy is connected to technology and magic.  Dive into the depths of this genre with published authors, devoted readers of all ages, film aficionados, the spill over to gaming, cultural transformations, and whether it is artificial intelligence or machine learning.  Join us for a magical day of realism.

The program runs from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., including snacks, lunch and door prizes.  Please call 727.864.8834 or email to register.  Free and open to the public.

Previous Speakers and Events

Monday, October 5, 5:00 pm, Lewis House
David W. Jolly, U.S. Congressman

Wednesday, October 14, 4:00 pm, Lewis House
The Hon. Rick Kriseman, Mayor of St. Petersburg

Wednesday, October 28, 4:00 pm, Lewis House
Mike Deeson, Senior Investigative Reporter
WTSP (CBS) 10 News Tampa Bay