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Deborah Blum on “‘Celling’ the Story: A Science Writer’s Perspective on ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'”

The Go Big Read Capstone last weekend was a great success, but we’re still looking forward to another great discussion about Henrietta Lacks.

We’ve looked at Rebecca Skloot’s book from a variety of perspectives: bioethics, race, informed consent, health literacy, and more. What does a writer have to say? Join Go Big Read tomorrow, April 20th from 4:30-6 pm in Room 460 of Memorial Library, as UW Professor of Journalism Deborah Blum discusses “‘Celling’ the Story: A Science Writer’s Perspective on ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.'”

Blum, author of bestseller “The Poisoner’s Handbook,” among many other books, will share her perspective on the process of the writing and publication process of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” as well as trade secrets that made the book such a success.

To learn more about Deborah Blum, visit her website, the tagline of which is “Investigating Science One Story at a Time.” We hope you’ll join us for this exciting opportunity!

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