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This past summer we created two new lectures: Frank Lloyd Wright-The dramatic life of America’s most controversial and creative architect, will see its premier on December 19 at The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach. The other new presentation is Princess Grace-Glamour & Respectability, which will have a virtual premier on December 5th for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Although we have never been to MOCA in person, we have become frequent speakers to their women’s group.

Our upcoming season promises to be very busy and fun. When I started working with René 9 years ago on our business, Silvin Books, he was giving about 2 lectures per season. We have grown tremendously, with this season over 35 performances planned!

We already started the season with a bang giving two presentations in New York City: one for the prestigious architectural firm RAMSA, and a second one for the renowned Decorators Club of New York, held at the New York School of Interior Design. Both were about the history of Palm Beach architecture and were very well-received.

There are several presentations at our regular venues in this season’s lineup. We were honored to be asked to speak at the Kravis Center for the performing arts at a “Lunch & Learn” about Princess Alice & Princess Margaret on January 23. This is followed by our annual pilgrimage to Oceanreef in the Florida Keys on February 13. We also return to Valencia Falls for the 7th time, and Valencia Isles for the 2nd time, both will be in-person after several virtual presentations. Some other venues are now becoming annual clients, like the Women’s Club of the Royal Palm Yacht Club in Boca Raton, the Ocean Club in Ocean Ridge, and the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

We also proudly announce our debut at some new venues, like Harbour’s Edge in Delray, where we are signed up for 6 presentations over 6 months. Additionally, we are doing other series, like 4 weekly shows at the Boca West Country Club, and 4 monthly shows at the Palm Beach Yacht Club.

Finally, we will return to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Florida Atlantic University at both the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses, for 5 appearances.

We are grateful to our clients who have helped us grow our business, expand our inventory of lecture offerings to over 20 topics, and create our own brand: A well-researched, informational, and entertaining presentations told by René in a story-telling fashion, supported by engaging and intricate visuals to keep our audiences coming back and asking for more.

We hope to see you this season.