20th Anniversary Celebration with Julia Sweeney (Grand Rapids)

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Women's City Club, 254 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI, View Map

Presented by Julia Sweeney, Author and Commedian


Join us to celebrate 20 Years of Secular Community in Michigan featuring Author and Comedian Julia Sweeney!

Visit the CFI Michigan 20th Anniversary Event with Julia Sweeney page for full details and to reserve your tickets today.

There will be a VIP Reception at 5:30pm and the main event with Julia Sweeney will begin at 7pm.

VIP Tickets are $125 ($100 for CFI Members*)
General Admission Tickets for Main Event are $20 ($15 for CFI Members*)

*VIP Tickets include Meet & Greet with Julia Sweeney, Reserved Seating for Main Event and Heavy Hors D'oeurves. $70 of VIP Ticket is Tax-Deductible Donation.

If you have any questions, or to register by phone, please contact Jennifer Beahan, Program Director.

About the Speaker

Julia Sweeney is a writer, director, actress, comedian and monologist. She is known for being a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1995, where she created and popularized the androgynous character, Pat.

She is also well known for her comedic and dramatic monologues. God Said Ha! is a monologue about serious illness, her brother's lymphoma and her own cancer, and her family's crazy reactions to this crisis as they soldiered their way through struggle, confusion and death. This play was performed all over the U.S. and on Broadway at the Lyceum Theater. It was made into a film produced by Quentin Tarantino, and the comedy album from the show was nominated for a Grammy.

Sweeney's second monologue, In the Family Way, played in theatrical runs in New York and Los Angeles. It was ultimately fashioned into a book, a memoir titled If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother. Sweeney's third monologue, Letting Go of God, chronicled her journey from Catholicism to atheism. It was made into a film that played on Showtime.

Additional Details

Meetings are open to the Public and are held in the Auditorium on the lower level. Please use the door on the south side of the building on the lower level (by parking lot).

The Auditorium is wheelchair accessible via a lift immediately inside and to the left of the lower level door.

Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all attendees at all of our events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting Jennifer Beahan at or 616-706-2029 at least three days prior to the event.

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Cost: See Above for Prices. Purchase Tickets Here

Contact: Jennifer Beahan, , 616-706-2029