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“Still Alice” Author presents at The Smith

Best-selling author, Lisa Genova will present a lecture based on her bestselling novel, “Still Alice: Understanding Alzheimer’s” at The Smith Opera House on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 pm.Genova’s book was selected by Geneva Reads as its “community reads” project now underway.”There are over half a million people in the U.S. alone under the age of sixty-five diagnosed with Alzheimer’s,” says Genova, “and they’re not included what gets talked about when people talk about Alzheimer’s. The general public knows what the eighty-five-year-old grandparent in end stages of the disease looks and sounds like, but they have little idea what the fifty-year old parent with Alzheimer’s looks and sounds like. It’s time this group had a face and a voice.”Author of three additional New York Times bestselling novels Left Neglected, Love Anthony , and Inside the O’Briens, Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. Still Alice has been translated into 37 languages and there are over 2.6 million copies in print. It has spent 59 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.Dr. Genova travels worldwide speaking about Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and autism. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, The Diane Rehm Show, CNN, Chronicle, Fox News, and Canada AM and is featured in the Emmy Award–winning documentary film To Not Fade Away . In 2015, Dr. Genova was named one of the U.S. Top 50 Influencers in Aging.A VIP option is available with the opportunity for a meet and greet reception with the author as well as preferred seating. Copies of Genova’s book will be available for purchase. Tickets are $30 VIP, $15 general admission, $5 students, HWS students are free and available at thesmith.org, at the Smith box office, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva or by calling 315-781-5483.To coincide with this event, the Smith Center for the Arts – in partnership with Geneva reads – will have a special screening of Still Alice at The Smith Opera House on Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 pm. Based on Lisa Genova’s novel of the same name, the film has received critical acclaim, particularly for Julianne Moore’s performance, who won awards including the Academy Award for Best Actress. Doors for Still Alice open at 1:00 pm. Representatives from Geneva Reads, Finger Lakes Health, and Alzheimer’s Association will have support materials in the lobby prior to the movie screening. This film is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 99 minutes. Tickets are $5.Arrangements for the appearance of Lisa Genova made through Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau, New York, NY.The Smith Opera House is located at 82 Seneca Street, Geneva. Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm. Phone: 315-781-5483. Email: boxoffice@thesmith.org For event listing and more information about The Smith and The Smith Center For The Arts, visit our website thesmith.org

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