Nick Offerman + Megan Mullally/ Janet Mock/ Jane Fonda/ Rick Steves

Kicking-off season two with love and laughter, Palm Springs Speaks: A Speaker Series presented actors, comedians and authors Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman discussing their new book “The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History”. Just before Mullally and Offerman took the stage, the planning committee announced the rest of the season lineup of speakers for season two: Transgender activist and TV Producer Janet Mock, Legendary Actress, activist and author Jane Fonda, and America’s leading authority on European Travel, Rick Steves.  

All events are scheduled at the Richards Center for the Arts, Palm Springs High School and will include a Pre-Event Meet & Greet Reception + seating package sold separately as well as book signings after the main events. There are different seating levels and attendees can choose your seat from a seating map; tickets start at $30 and every ticket includes a book.

 JANET MOCK: Jan 19, 7:30 p.m.

Janet Mock is a New York Times bestselling author of two memoirs, Redefining Realness (2014) and Surpassing Certainty (2017). She is the host of the conversation series, Never Before, a writer, director and producer on Ryan Murphy’s FX series Pose, and a feminist tackling stigma through storytelling.

JANE FONDA: Feb 16, 7:30 p.m.

Jane Fonda is a legendary and award winning actress, author, activist and fitness fanatic. She has experienced a life of highs and lows and sometimes controversy, and yet has overcome to become an inspiration to many.

RICK STEVES: March 3, 3:30 p.m.

Rick Steves is an American travel writer, author, activist and public television and radio personality. He is known as America’s leading authority on European travel.

Other speakers and bonus events may be added to the schedule and announced at a later time. Tickets for all announced speakers are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets go to

Palm Springs Speaks is proud to announce that its benefactor sponsors, Friends of the Palm Springs Library and the Palm Springs Cultural Center, are continuing for its second season. Other series sponsors include LuLu California Bistro, The Auen Foundation, The City of Palm Springs, The Rowan Palm Springs, and Rivera Design.

The Benefactor Sponsors, the Friends of the Palm Springs Library and the Palm Springs Cultural Center, collaborated to introduce Palm Springs Speaks last season featuring a diverse selection of internationally known speakers and authors including Dan Savage, Vice President Al Gore, Dr. Deepak Chopra and best-selling author Lisa Scottoline.

Palm Springs Speaks seeks to entertain and educate while shining the spotlight on the written word and literacy for the Coachella Valley. The speaker series will provide access to culture and the arts with a variety of speakers representing many walks of life. This series will also provide an opportunity for the Friends of the Palm Springs Library and the Palm Springs Cultural Center to raise funds. For more information, please visit

Want more? There is more! For a complete schedule of this weeks’ events, visit the Camelot Theatres Facebook Page and the Palm Springs Cultural Center’s homepage.

The Palm Springs Cultural Center Community Theatre (located inside the Camelot Theatres) is a place-based resource for community programming, speaking engagements, educational programs, special interest programs, lectures, community meetings and film screenings for a wide variety of audiences. The Palm Springs Cultural Center Community Theatre is also available to individuals and local charities for fundraisers, special events and other activities. Several time slots have been reserved for charitable use at no charge.