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.



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Mar 20 2014

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Time: 7:00 pm

Rebecca Skloot
Nova Southeastern University
Distinguished Lecture Series — Talk, Q&A and Book Signing

Skloot will speak at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center at Nova Southeastern University on March 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm. For more information please visit Nova Southeastern’s website.


Mar 19 2014

Orlando, FL

Time: 7:00 pm

Rebecca Skloot
Adventist University of Health Sciences — Talk, Q&A and Book Signing

Skloot will speak at Adventist University of Health Sciences at 7pm on March 19, 2014 at the AUHS Auditorium. For additional information please visit AUHS’s website.


Mar 10 2014

Columbia, MO

Time: 7:30 pm

Rebecca Skloot
University Of Missouri — Talk, Q&A and Book Signing

Rebecca will speak at Jesse Hall 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Book Signing will follow For more information contact: Karla Carter, Exec. Staff Assistant at: carterka@missouri.edu.


Mar 5 2014

Des Plaines, IL

Time: 7:00 pm

Rebecca Skloot
Oakton Community College — Talk, Q&A and Book Signing

Skloot will speak at Oakton Community College at 7pm on March 5, 2014 at the Des Plaines Campus on 1600 Golf Road. For more information please contact Professor Kathleen Carot at kcarot@oakton.edu.


Feb 12 2014

Portland, OR

Time: 11:30 am

Rebecca Skloot
Bella Voce Book Club – Talk, Q&A and Book Signing

Attendance is limited to members of the Bella Voce Book Club only.


Jan 28 2014

Memphis, TN

Time: 11:45 am

Rebecca Skloot
Memphis Rotary Club — Lecture, Q&A

Rebecca will speak to members of the Memphis Rotary Club. Attendance is limited to Rotary Club Members. For more information contact Taylor Hughes at: Taylor@memphisrotary.org.


Nov 21 2013

Eureka, IL

Time: 7:00 pm

Rebecca Skloot
Eureka College — Talk, Q&A and Book Signing

Attendance is limited to members of the Eureka College community only.


Nov 14 2013

Bend, OR

Time: 7:00 pm

Rebecca Skloot
Deschutes Public Library Foundation — Talk, Q&A and Book Signing

Skloot will speak at Bend High School at 7pm on November 14, 2013. For additional information please contact Chantal Strobel, Community Relations Manager via email.


Nov 13 2013

Portland, OR

Time: 6:00 pm

Rebecca Skloot
Reed College — Talk, Q&A and Book Signing

Skloot will speak at Reed College at 6pm on November 13, 2013 at 6pm at the Kaul Auditorium. Please visit the Reed College Community Reading Project webpage for more information.


Nov 7 2013

Pasadena, CA

Time: 7:00 pm

Rebecca Skloot
Westridge School – Talk, Q&A and Book Signing

Skloot will speak at the Westridge School at the Fran Norris Scoble Performing Arts Center on November 7, 2013 at 7pm. For additional information please visit the Westridge News and Events page.



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