- February 8, 2022
An investigative journalist, an iconic former governor and a football coach often known more for his civic involvement than his winning record – even with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – are among the speakers set for the 2021 Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series.
The popular speakers series, presented annually at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, kicks off Monday, Jan. 18 with former Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. The five-speaker series concludes March 15.
But, before the 2021 series can launch, two postponed dates from earlier this year must be accommodated. On Monday, Nov. 9, neuroscientist Lisa Genova will speak, focusing on such disorders as Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, autism, and ALS. She is the "New York Times" bestselling author of “Still Alice,” “Left Neglected,” “Love Anthony,” and several other books. On Monday, Nov. 23, photographer Annie Leibovitz will give a talk on her career in journalism and the arts. A former chief photographer for "Rolling Stone," her pictures have appeared regularly on magazine covers since the 1970s.
“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.”
Following Christie’s appearance:
Morning lectures begin at 10:30 a.m. and evening talks begin at 7:30 p.m. Call 941-309-5100 to become an RCLA member and subscribe to the 2021 Town Hall Lecture Series. Learn more by going online to www.rclassociation.org.
Ticket holders for postponed 2020 presentations who do not wish to attend are urged to donate their tickets to the RCLA.