Authors & Speakers

Below are authors and speakers who appeared at Festival del Sole 2012. Speakers for 2013 will be announced in March.

Dr. David B. Agus
Dr. David B. Agus

Dr. David B. Agus is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering and heads U.S.C.’s Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. He is one of the world’s leading cancer doctors, and the co-founder of two pioneering personalized medicine companies, Navigenics and Applied Proteomics. 

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Dr. Melina Jampolis
Dr. Melina Jampolis

Dr. Jampolis is an internist and board certified physician nutrition specialist (one of only a few hundred in the country). She specializes exclusively in nutrition for weight loss and disease prevention and treatment and serves as the diet and fitness expert for CNNHealth.com.

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Dr. Wendy Bazilian
Dr. Wendy Bazilian

As a writer, educator, and food enthusiast Dr. Wendy Bazilian brings experience in nutrition science, public health and counseling to her work.

 

 

 

 

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Frances Mayes

Frances Mayes is an American university professor, poet, memoirist, essayist, and novelist. Born and raised in Fitzgerald, Georgia, Mayes attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, and obtained her BA from the University of Florida. In 1975 she earned her MA from San Francisco State University, where she eventually became Professor of Creative Writing, director of The Poetry Center, and chair of the Department of Creative Writing.

Also a food-and-travel writer, Mayes is the editor of The Best American Travel Writing 2002 and the author of A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller (2006), narratives of her and her husband's travels in Greece, Turkey, Spain, Morocco and other countries. The Tucsan Sun Cookbook was released in March 2012.

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