SARASOTA, FL – Ringling College Library Association today announced newly rescheduled November 2020 dates for Town Hall lectures by Lisa Genova and Annie Leibovitz. Original dates for the two remaining lectures were suspended by the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center due to Coronavirus public gathering precautions. Subscriber tickets for both lectures will be honored for both Town Hall events.
“We are pleased to extend our Town Hall series by offering dates this November,” said Stephanie Grosskreutz, RCLA executive director. “These two newly announced dates will complete our 40th Anniversary season in unprecedented fashion.”
Now scheduled for Monday, November 9, renowned neuroscientist, Lisa Genova, will focus on neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, autism, Huntington’s disease, and ALS. Genova graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in biopsychology and holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University. She is the New York Times bestselling author of “Still Alice,” “Left Neglected,” “Love Anthony,” and several other books. Through fiction, she is dedicated to describing the journeys of those affected by neurological diseases, thereby educating, demystifying, and inspiring support for care and scientific research.
On Monday, November 23, renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz will give a talk on her long career in journalism and the arts. A former chief photographer for Rolling Stone, her pictures have appeared regularly on magazine covers since the 1970s. As an astute documentarian of the social landscape, she developed a large body of work at Vanity Fair, and later at Vogue, including portraits of actors, directors, writers, musicians, athletes, and political and business figures, as well as fashion photographs.
The Lisa Genova and Annie Leibovitz lectures will be presented at Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, 777 North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Morning lectures begin at 10:30 a.m. and evening talks begin at 7:30 p.m.
Subscribers unable to attend are encouraged to donate their tickets to Ringling College Library Association. Since launching the annual lecture series in 1981, RCLA has made more than $11 million in gifts and commitments for student scholarships and the support of the Alfred R. Goldstein Library, which opened in 2017 at the Ringling College of Art and Design.