Fall Author Event

Our signature event, the Fall Author Event has grown into one of the most highly attended events in our community every year! We're proud to showcase some of the greatest authors of our day to our wonderful community. Tickets sell out quickly, so get yours today!

Thank you to these Major Sponsors of our 2019 Fall Author Event!

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Fall Author 2019: Rebecca Skloot

The Ogden School Foundation is thrilled to present Rebecca Skloot as our guest author for our 2019 Fall Author Event!

Rebecca Skloot is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Her award-winning science writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, the Oprah Magazine, and many other publications. She specializes in narrative science writing and has explored a wide range of topics. She has worked as a correspondent for WNYC's Radiolab and PBS's Nova ScienceNOW. She also co-edited The Best American Science Writing 2011 with her father, Floyd Skloot. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Skloot's debut book, took more than a decade to research and write, and instantly hit the New York Times best-seller list, where it has remained for more than seven years since its publication. She is also the founder and president of The Henrietta Lacks foundation, which strives to provide financial assistance to needy individuals who have made important contributions to scientific research without their knowledge or consent. 

Skloot will be presenting with two members of the Lacks family, who will speak candidly about their family's experiences and the matriarch whose cancerous cell tissue has become, since her death in 1951, one of the most important medical research tools ever discovered. Their thoughtful and personal connection to the bestselling book emphasizes how proud they are of Henrietta's contributions to science. 

2019 Event Information

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019

Time: 5:30 p.m. - Social and Book Sales

6:30 p.m. - Dinner

7:30 p.m. - Author Presentation

Place: Ogden Eccles Conference Center

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Major Sponsor ($5,000 and over)

Major sponsors will have their name/logo appear on the projection screen throughout the evening event and will be recognized in our electronic newsletter (over 6,000 distribution) and on the Foundation Facebook page and website. They will also receive a premier table for 10 at the dinner and presentation on November 8th, be invited to an exclusive meet-and-greet reception with the author prior to the dinner, and receive a hardbound book to be personally signed by the author.

Table Sponsors

All Table Sponsors will receive seats for 10 at the dinner and author presentation. The more expensive table will be located closer to the stage. They will also be recognized on the Foundation website and Facebook page.

Single Tickets

The more expensive tickets will be located closer to the stage.


Our 2019 Fall Author Event is sold out! To purchase tickets in our Overflow Room, please fill out the form below.

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