The Steven Barclay Agency represents some of our culture's most distinguished and thought-provoking voices—for lectures, readings, conferences, and other special events. Established in 1996, our Agency offers a roster of literary figures and public radio journalists for their speaking engagements at colleges, universities, schools, performing arts centers, corporations, associations, and for private events.
You may already be familiar with some of our clients: Terry Gross, the host of public radio's Fresh Air; poets Billy Collins, Kevin Young, and Tracy K. Smith; David Sedaris, NPR commentator and best-selling author; and novelists Susan Choi, Zadie Smith, and Min Jin Lee. Many of the speakers represented exclusively by our Agency have been awarded notable distinctions: Pulitzer Prizes, Nobel Prizes, National Book Awards, Peabody Awards, Tony Awards, among many others.
We have designed this web site to give you as much information about each speaker as possible in order to help you make informed decisions. Each speaker has a separate page with a biography, photo, and related links.
If you wish to make arrangements for an appearance, or to receive further information, simply e-mail, phone, or write us. Whether you are a corporate events planner, professor or instructor, a student programmer, a community arts presenter, a director of student activities, or in charge of speakers for your association, meeting, or conference, we are available to help you with your programming needs.
If you are searching for a speaker you do not see listed, please contact us. Simply provide us with the speaker or type of speaker you are looking for, the format, date, and budget of the event with your contact information, and we will happily return your inquiry. With 25 years’ experience in the lecture field, we can easily work to locate the person you are trying to find. In addition, our Agency can negotiate or broker the engagement for you.