Speaking at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute this week: William Whitworth, Pico Iyer, David Remnick

Jill M. Rohrbach
Winthrop Rockefeller Institute and The Oxford American magazine have teamed up to host the inaugural Oxford American Summit for Ambitions Writers on June 21-26 atop Petit Jean Mountain. Even if you’re not registered for the writers’ summit, you can still enjoy the Interview on the Mountain series.

Featured will be William Whitworth, editor emeritus of The Atlantic. He’ll speak at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22. Pico Iyer, described as “among the finest travel writers of his generation” by Time, will speak at 4 p.m., Thursday, June 23. The final guest speaker is David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 24.

All three presentations are free to the public, but seating is limited. To reserve a spot, visit SUMMIT.oxfordamerican.org/registration.

The late Winthrop Rockefeller was a two-term governor of Arkansas and great philanthropist to the state. His legacy is one of innovation and public policy with an emphasis in arts and education. His vision can be seen today on the land he once farmed atop Petit Jean Mountain.

The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in partnership with the University of Arkansas System functions primarily as an educational conference center, but also offers a range of programs and activities for participants of diverse backgrounds, interests and perspectives. It is a place for study, a place for policy initiative, a place for continuing education, and a place for recreation and relaxation.

As an Arkansan, I’m thankful for this place that brings us wonderful programs and speakers such as this week’s.


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