Empowering Young People with Stories
Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room
Ann M. Martin '77, author of The Baby-sitters Club® series as well as A Corner of the Universe, Belle Teal, and A Dog's Life, will take part in a panel discussion with Scholastic editor and author David Levithan, award-winning children's author Virginia Euwer Wolff '59 and young novelist Emma Straub. Moderator: Bethanne Patrick '85. A book signing will follow. Read MORE.
Fall 2012 Events
Margaret Mitchell's Year at Smith: Culture and Context
Thursday, October 25, 4:30 p.m. Neilson Library Browsing Room
A presentation by President Carol Christ and Susan Van Dyne, Professor of the Study of Women and Gender and Chair of the Archives Concentration.
What impact could Margaret Mitchell's year at Smith (1918-1919) have played in the unconventional choices she made after returning to Georgia? How do we understand her identity as a woman writer, both then and now, seventy-six years after the publication of Gone With the Wind?
Against Wind and Tide, Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1947-1986
Wednesday, November 7th, 4:30 p.m. Neilson Library Browsing Room
Reeve Lindbergh read from her mother’s writings to provide context for this, the final installment of her published diaries. Anne Morrow Lindbergh '28 married Charles Lindbergh and became a noted aviator in her own right, eventually publishing several books on the subject and receiving several aviation awards. She went on to write on many other topics and to raise a family. Gift from the Sea, published in 1955, earned her international acclaim. War Within and Without, the last installment of her published diaries, received the Christopher Award in 1980. Mrs. Lindbergh died in 2001 at the age of ninety-four.
Reeve Lindbergh is the youngest of Lindbergh's children, and the author of several books. These include the memoir of her childhood and youth, Under a Wing; No More Words, a description of the last years of her mother's life and Forward From Here, a memoir about entering her sixties.
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