November 15, 2017
Francine Segan

January 17, 2018
Chuck Underwood

March 21, 2018
Elliot Engel

The Livonia Town Hall Speaker Series is held at the

St. Mary's Cultural Center
18100 Merriman Road
Livonia, MI

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Doors open at
9:45 a.m.

Only Ticket Holders
will be admitted.




October 18, 2017                             Marc Lapadula

                                 Films that Changed America

Playwright, screenwriter, and award-winning film producer, Marc Lapadula, will speak to us on the history of the cinema and how films have affected American culture and society. His talk will also include film clips to inform and entertain us.

November 15, 2017                         Francine Segan
Food Historian

Francine Segan is a food historian who has been featured on Food Network, Discovery and History channels. Her topic will include "The World's Most Luxurious Foods".

January 17, 2018                       Chuck Underwood

                             American Generations

Generational expert, Chuck Underwood, will share his expertise on understanding generational differences. He is the creator and host of the PBS series, "American Generations" which covers the Silent, Boomer, GenX, and Millennial generations. He tells life stories from each era and then we will see what the future holds for them.


March 21, 2018                                     Elliot Engel                          
The Vanderbilts: All of Them


Dr. Engel, scholar, author, and playwright, traces the amazing tale of this famous American dynasty from Cornelius, born in the eighteenth century, to Gloria of the designer jeans. Their triumphs and tragedies are placed in the context of family dynamics and historical influences. Using anecdotes, analysis, and large doses of humor, Professor Engel brings to life this most remarkable of fabulously wealthy families.






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