Rebecca Skloot discusses the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Rainy Day Books Event

Wednesday, March 16th, 7:00 pm
Unity Temple on The Plaza
707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112

Rebecca Skloot, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will appear for the paperback release of her critically-acclaimed book.

REBECCA SKLOOT is a science writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; Prevention; Glamour; and others. She has worked as a correspondent for NPR’s Radio Lab and PBS’s NOVA scienceNow, and is a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine. Her work has been anthologized in several collections, including The Best Food Writing and The Best Creative Nonfiction. She is a former vice president of the National Book Critics Circle, and has taught nonfiction in the creative writing programs at the University of Memphis and the University of Pittsburgh, and science journalism at New York University’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program. She blogs about science, life, and writing at Culture Dish, hosted by Seed magazine. This is her first book.

Rebecca Skloot will discuss her research and book, followed by a booksigning.  A Stamped Ticket is required for the booksigning.

Tickets required. $16.00 plus tax includes one trade paperback copy of The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, one Stamped Admission Ticket, and one Guest Ticket (if needed).  Order a copy of the book using the Add To Cart button on the Rainy Day Books website (link at the top of the page), and specify the number of tickets you need in the Notes field (one or two). If you’d like to pick up your order at the door of this event, choose In-Store Pickup as your shipping option and add in the Notes field that you’d like At-Event Pickup. Your order will be held under your name at Will Call. The cutoff time for online ordering is 2:00 PM on the day of the event.

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About Eric Kessler

I am a high school biology teacher at Blue Valley North High School where I have taught freshman Biology and Honors Biology, Field Biology, Zoology, and AP Biology for the past 15 years. I am sponsor of the Environmental Club and our molecular modeling S.M.A.R.T. Team program. I am also the current treasurer of the Kansas Herpetological Society. Although I like most things biological, I have specific interests in the natural history of KS endemics (the outdoors) and things molecular. I am a pretty avid reader, I enjoy maintaining my website, and taking photographs. I plan on having students blogging and creating podcasts by the end of the year.