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Famous Author Lecture & Lunch

Jane Lorenzini

Monday, April 11th

12pm – 2pm

General Admission | $45

Table of 8 | $360


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Famous Author Lecture Series is Sponsored By:

Our Famous Author Lecture Series brings national and international bestselling authors to Fort Myers, enriching the community with high-quality literary experiences. These 2-hour events invite guests to enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by Friscos and a lecture from the series author, offering insights into their works.

 (Past guest authors include: Neely Tucker, Tim Dorsey, Alex Segura, Lisa See, Hallie Ephron, Brad Meltzer, Anthony Franze, Katherine Neville, Deborah Crombie, and Hank Phillippi Ryan, among others.)

Author Lecture: Jane Lorenzini

Jane Lorenzini spent thirteen years as a television news anchor and reporter, nearly seven of those at WINK-TV. She went on to co-write two New York Times bestselling books with her dear friend and Today co-anchor Hoda Kotb, Jane’s co-worker at WINK during the 1990s. Their books include: Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee and Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives, plus a third book, Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us the Way. In 2019, they released I Really Needed This Today, a book featuring 365 inspirational quotes. After the Rain is Jane’s debut novel, set in 1888 next door to Thomas Edison’s winter estate and laboratory. Decades ago, during her years at WINK, she fell in love with the property after interviewing a horticulturist who tended the acres of exotic gardens. Jane currently lives in Nashville and writes everywhere.

Catered by Frisco’s 


Trio Salad-Chicken salad, tuna salad, and egg salad over mixed greens.
Served with a fresh roll.

Lemon Cake

Ticket Policy

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets except for cancelled events that are not rescheduled. SBDAC does not offer refunds on purchased ticket. In rare circumstances when a performance may be cancelled (due to extreme weather, artist absence, or other unavoidable situations) we offer refunds or replacement tickets for another performance.

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