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Scribbling Women in Florida
March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Scribbling Women in Florida: This program includes a dozen women authors who “ran south in agitation” to Florida, starting in the Reconstruction era through the late 20th century. We follow Harriet Beecher Stowe, Constance Fenimore Woolson, Sarah Orne Jewett, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Zora Neale Hurston, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Rose Wilder Lane, Elizabeth Bishop, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and Rachel Carson, as they explore the Land of Flowers.
Betty Jean Steinshouer has presented programs in 43 states and Canada on a variety of authors and subjects. Her article on the
Dear Honey letters by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was selected for the anthology Once Upon a Time in Florida to be published by University Press of Florida. She was named a Fellow in Florida Studies by University of South Florida-St. Petersburg in 2004 and will soon finish a book for UPF’s History and Culture series Florida Journeys.
Free parking is available at the venue. This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Historical Society of Avon Park. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.
March 24 @ 3:00 pm -
March 24 @ 4:30 pm