Former first lady to stop at Lisner for book tour

Lisner Auditorium will play host to former first lady Laura Bush next month when she makes GW one of her first stops on her nationwide book tour, an organizer for the event confirmed Friday.

Bush will discuss her new memoir, “Spoken from the Heart,” at the event, which will be held May 6 at 7:30 p.m.

“She is speaking about the book, which basically covers her life before, during and after the White House years,” said Christine Cimino, a spokeswoman for the Smithsonian Associates, the organizer of the event.

Cokie Roberts – political analyst for ABC News and National Public Radio, and wife of GW professor Steven Roberts – will engage Bush in discussion about her life in the White House and beyond, Cimino said.

Bush’s book will officially be released May 4.

Lisner has hosted a slew of prominent guests over the past few years, including President Barack Obama, former Vice President Al Gore, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

Tickets for the event are $28 for general admission and $18 for Smithsonian Associate members, according to an event news release. Those interested in attending can call (202) 633-3030 or visit www.smithsonianassociates.org for tickets.

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