Events & Appearances

Rebecca Skloot travels worldwide speaking about her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and related scientific and ethical issues; she also teaches writing workshops and gives talks on a wide range of subjects at conferences and universities nationwide. To read about Rebecca’s work as a speaker, click here.

Members of Henrietta Lacks’s immediate family also travel extensively to speak about their story at universities and other institutions. Rebecca encourages all institutions interested in having her speak to consider having the Lacks family join them either with Skloot or in her place, to tell their own story and answer questions about their experiences with HeLa cells, the book, and more. For more information on the Lacks Family and their upcoming events, visit their website.

See the calendar below for a schedule of upcoming speaking events featuring Skloot and/or the Lacks family. The schedule is updated often.

If you’d like to invite Rebecca and/or the Lacks family to give a talk in your area, please e-mail the details of your request to Miriam Feuerle at Lyceum Agency: miriam [AT] lyceumagency [DOT] com, or call her at 503.467.4621.

Oct 10 2015

Claremont, CA

Time: 7:30 pm

Rebecca Skloot
Claremont University – Interview, Q&A
Rebecca will be interviewed as part of The Gathering, a week-long capstone for students in Claremont’s MA programs. Audience Q&A will follow. For students and faculty. Location: Claremont University Consortium Executive Conference Center. For more information:

Nov 4 2015

Reno, NV

Time: 5:30 pm

Rebecca Skloot
University of Nevada, Reno — Lecture, Q&A
Rebecca will Lecture on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as part of Distinguished Speakers Series, followed by audience Q & A. For students, faculty, staff, and community members. A book signing will follow. Location: Joe Crowley Student Union Ballroom. For more information:

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