Humorist Dave Barry, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak are among those taking part in the 2013-2014 Baltimore Speakers Series.
The seven-speaker series, sponsored by Stevenson University, kicks off Sept. 30 with author and humorist Bill Bryson, whose books include "A Short History of Nearly Everything" and "At Home: A Short History of Private Life."
Other speakers scheduled for 2013 are George Papandreou, prime minister of Greece from 2009 to 2011 (Oct. 15), and Robert Gates, former secretary of defense under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama (Nov. 18).
After taking a break for the holidays, the series picks up again on Jan. 14 with Steve Wozniak, perhaps better known as simply "The Woz," who partnered with Steve Jobs to found Apple Computer in 1976 – the same year he designed the Apple 1.
The remaining speakers are Doris Kearns Goodwin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of a host of books, including "Team of Rivals," which was the basis for Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning film "Lincoln" (Feb. 18); former Utah governor, former U.S. ambassador to China and former GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman (April 1); and Dave Barry (April 22), whose newspaper columns and books have made him one of America's premier humorists.
All the talks are scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St.
Tickets to the series are sold by subscription only; tickets to individual lectures are not available. Subscription prices are $265-$395.
Information: 410-783-8000 or baltimorespeakerseries.org.