Cody Keenan in Conversation with Jen Psaki

  • October 12, 2022

The author of Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America comes to DC on Fri., Oct. 14th, at 7 p.m.!

Cody Keenan in Conversation with Jen Psaki

A white-supremacist shooting and an astonishing act of forgiveness. A national reckoning with race. The fate of marriage equality and the Affordable Care Act. Grace is the propulsive story of June 2015, when President Obama and his chief speechwriter, Cody Keenan, composed a series of high-stakes speeches to meet a succession of stunning developments.

Keenan rose from a campaign intern in Chicago to become chief speechwriter at the White House and Barack Obama's post-presidential collaborator. A sought-after expert on politics, messaging, and current affairs, he is a partner at leading speechwriting firm Fenway Strategies and teaches a popular course on political speechwriting at his alma mater, Northwestern. He lives in New York City with his wife, Kristen, and their daughter, Gracie.

Keenan will be in conversation with Jen Psaki, who has been called “one of the best press secretaries ever,” a fitting accolade given that her tenure as the White House press secretary covered one of the most complex periods in modern presidential history.

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