Upcoming events

    • 31 May 2018
    • 30 Sep 2018
    • Coral Gables, FL

    The 26th season of The Prologue Society will open for registration very soon, at which time the annual membership mailing will go out to everyone on our list.

    In the meantime, we eagerly ask that you save these dates, noting each individual event's Coral Gables venue:

    Summer 2018 Special Event

    • 6:30pm Fri., Aug. 24 - Dave Lawrence, A Dedicated Life: Journalism, Justice and a Chance for Every Child (St. Philip's -- click HERE to register)

    Fall 2018

    • September - No events
    • 12:00pm Thurs., Oct. 4 - Jack Davis, The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea (Coral Gables Country Club)
    • 12:00pm Fri., Nov. 16 - Doris Kearns Goodwin, Leadership: In Turbulent Times (Riviera Country Club)
    • 12:00pm Wed., 12/5/2018 - Antony Beevor, The Battle at Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of World War II (Coral Gables Country Club)

    Spring 2019

    • 12:00pm Thurs., Jan. 31 - Andrew Roberts, Churchill: Walking with Destiny (Riviera Country Club)
    • February - Doug Burnham (details are pending)
    • March through May (details are pending)

    We hope you are having a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall!

    Updated August 18, 2018

    • 24 Aug 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 1121 Andalusia, Coral Gables FL 33134
    • 64

     A Dedicated Life: Journalism, Justice and a Chance for Every Child

    This inspirational memoir comes at a time when people need to be reminded about the importance of serving others and the importance of the role of journalists as truth tellers and bastions of our democracy. From his start at the St. Petersburg Times to his time as an editor at the Washington Post to his career-capping leadership as publisher of the Miami Herald, David brought integrity to the field, and to Florida journalism in particular. David Lawrence’s work took him all over the globe and his list of interviews reads like a Who’s Who of movers and shakers of the last 60 years of our history. In addition to this exemplar of journalism, Lawrence’s book also serves as a how-to in founding a nonprofit that can change children’s lives for the better and, along with it, our future. David will be in conversation with Dr. Pedro (Joe) Greer.

    David Lawrence, Jr. retired in 1999 as publisher of the Miami Herald to work in the area of early childhood development and readiness. He chairs The Children’s Movement of Florida, aimed at making children the state’s top priority for investment and decision-making. He has served on the Governor’s Children and Youth Cabinet and twice chaired the Florida Partnership for School Readiness. In 2002 and 2008 he led successful campaigns for The Children’s Trust, a dedicated source of early intervention and prevention funding for children in Miami-Dade; he is the “founding chair.” In 2002-3 he chaired the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Child Protection, and in 2011 he chaired a similar panel for the Secretary of the Department of Children and Families. In 2002, he was a key figure in passing a statewide constitutional amendment to provide Pre-K for all 4-year-olds. He is the founding chair of the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade and Monroe. The David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Public School opened in 2006. An endowed chair in early childhood studies is established in his name at the University of Florida College of Education. In 2015 he was appointed by the Governor to the Board of Trustees of Florida A&M University.

    Dr. Pedro Greer, Jr., better known as Joe, established Camillus Health Concern and Saint John Bosco health care centers for underserved populations in Miami, Florida. He has published over 25 articles and book chapters on topics from hepatic and digestive disorders to policy, poverty, health, and medical education in the United States. Dr. Greer wrote Waking Up in America, an autobiographical account about his experiences, from providing care to homeless persons under bridges to advising U.S. Presidents George Bush, Sr. and Bill Clinton. Dr. Greer serves in various capacities for national, state, and local organizations, including Trustee at the RAND Corporation and current Chair of the Pardee RAND Graduate School Board of Governors. Dr. Greer is also on the boards of American Funds and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Dr. Greer is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology, and has practiced medicine in Miami, Florida since 1991.

     Publisher: Mango

    Photo credits: Unknown

    VENUE CHANGE | Now at St. Philip's in Coral Gables


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Past events

11 May 2018 An evening with Les Standiford (Center of Dreams) in conversation with Stuart Blumberg
18 Apr 2018 Lunch with David Grann (Killers of the Flower Moon)
08 Mar 2018 Lunch with Giles Milton (Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare)
22 Feb 2018 Lunch with Bijan Omrani (Caesar's Footprints)
17 Jan 2018 Lunch with Simon Sebag Montefiore (Red Sky at Noon)
05 Dec 2017 Lunch with Arlo Haskell (The Jews of Key West)
17 Nov 2017 An evening with Walter Isaacson and Leonard Da Vinci (cocktails and hors d'oeuvres)
10 Oct 2017 Lunch with James Holland (The Allies Strike Back)
06 Apr 2017 Lunch with Annie Jacobsen (Phenomena)
15 Mar 2017 Lunch with Caitlin Fitz (Our Sister Republics)
15 Feb 2017 Lunch with Gregory W. Bush (White Sand Black Beach)
26 Jan 2017 Lunch with David Oshinsky (Bellevue)
08 Dec 2016 Lunch with David France (How to Survive a Plague)
17 Nov 2016 Lunch with Ross King (Mad Enchantment)
21 Oct 2016 Lunch with Jon Meacham (Destiny and Power)
22 Sep 2016 Lunch with Catherine Fletcher (The Black Prince of Florence)
31 Aug 2016 2016-2017 Fall Season Preview (September through December)
13 May 2016 Lunch with Simon Sebag Montefiore (The Romanovs)
14 Apr 2016 Lunch with Janice Nimura (Daughters of the Samurai)
17 Mar 2016 Lunch with Les Standiford (Water to the Angels)
24 Feb 2016 Lunch with Fergus Bordewich (The First Congress)
20 Jan 2016 Lunch with Arva Moore Parks (George Merrick, Son of the South Wind)
10 Dec 2015 Lunch with Sean McMeekin (The Ottoman Endgame)
30 Nov 2015 Lunch with Karl Rove (The Triumph of William McKinley)
20 Nov 2015 Lunch with Stacy Schiff (The Witches)
27 Oct 2015 Lunch with Tim Weiner (One Man Against the World)
07 Oct 2015 Arva Moore Parks | Special Event
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