Sarah Belk Gambrell Center for the Arts and Civic Engagement
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM on Wed, 20 Oct 2021
Dr. Lisa Genova is a Harvard University-educated neuroscientist and author of the novel Still Alice, about a Harvard University professor who suffers early onset Alzheimer's disease. The book was adapted into a movie starring Julianne Moore. Her first work of nonfiction, REMEMBER: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting, published March 2021, was an instant New York Times bestseller, and is a fascinating exploration of the intricacies of how we remember, why we forget, and what we can do to protect our memories.<br/><br/>Lisa's extensively researched fiction focuses on people living with neurological diseases and disorders, people who tend to be ignored, feared, or misunderstood, portrayed within a narrative that is accessible to the general public. Through fiction, she is dedicated to describing with passion and accuracy the journeys of those affected by brain diseases and conditions, thereby educating, demystifying, destigmatizing, and inspiring support for care and scientific research. She has written novels about Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, autism, Huntington's disease, and ALS.<br/><br/> WFAE is pleased to be a media partner.