Winter Park Institute

Sir Paul McCartney

Singer, Songwriter, & Animal Rights Activist


Billy Collins and Sir Paul McCartney In Conversation: An Event for Rollins Students

Speaker Video

Event Details

On October 23, 2014, Sir Paul McCartney visited campus at the invitation of Billy Collins, Winter Park Institute Senior Distinguished Fellow. At McCartney’s request, the event was a low-key affair in an intimate setting, organized primarily for students who won coveted seats through a lottery earlier in the day. For an hour on stage at Knowles Memorial Chapel the songwriter discussed his influences, his education, and the creative process in a lively exchange guided by Collins, two-term U.S. Poet Laureate.

The audience in Knowles Memorial Chapel was privy to a rare glimpse into the creative forces of a modern musical and cultural icon. Through Sir Paul’s continued generosity, we are all now able to view this remarkable evening. The College, Rollins Winter Park Institute, and the community remain the fortunate beneficiaries of the presence of Billy Collins and the line-up of remarkable friends he has encouraged to share with us their talents and their wisdom.