PALM SPRINGS – Palm Springs Speaks: A Speaker Series has released the rest of the season two speakers. Jane Fonda, actress and author; and Janet Mock, transgender activist and TV producer; and Rick Steves, America’s leading authority on European Travel.

Season two kicked off with comedians and authors Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman discussing their new book “The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History.”

All events are scheduled at the Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School. Each event includes a pre-event meet and great reception with the speakers and seating package sold separately as well as book signings after the main events. There are different seating levels and attendees can choose a seat from a seating map; tickets start at $30 and every ticket includes a book.

Newly released speakers are:

Mock, who will appear on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., 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.

Fonda will appear on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. She 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.

Steves will appear on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. 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.

speaksOther 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 click here.

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