September 12, 2017
I had a whole lot of fun last evening, enormous thanks to the Corner Bookstore, just around the corner from my home for the past 32 years. Here are some shots from the Suffragents reading. The bookstore was crowded and a bit hot and we removed most of the chairs to make space. And yet folks still wanted to stay for questions!
Friends, colleagues, and family rounded the corner for home to celebrate. We had prepped with a mini-exhibition again to drive home the point of the evening. Even on September 11, that solemn anniversary, I think it was appropriate to commemorate another historic anniversary that was all about freedom and democracy and to emphasize the common good of women winning the vote a century ago.
Here’s the requisite food porn slide show, minus the mini cupcakes laid on for the birthday of James McBride:
And all the shots of those who came to raise a glass that were flattering enough to post.
Addendum September 16: Just found another cache of photos in which everyone looked so happy and glam, I had to add them:
It was a really good night.
NHD contestants: Please read this.
Upcoming events 2018: March 20: UN Bookshop March 25: NEW DATE: League of Women Voters of Westchester Champagne Fundraiser April 22: Nassau County Historical Society at the Jericho Public Library. April 29: St. George’s School. May 12: East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Series (interviewing NYTimes media columnist, Jim Rutenberg) May 20: Women’s Suffrage and NYC: A Centennial Celebration Symposium: Bronx Historical Society and Woodlawn Cemetery June 14: Roosevelt Island Historical Society. July 7 East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Series (hosting with Sara Davison the garden author and expert Charlotte M. Frieze) : August 4: Shelter Island Historical Society.
The Suffragents in the news: Reviews of the book . . . Notices and articles about the Suffragents . . . Brooke’s articles in various publications . . .The Suffragents on Facebook . . . and Brooke’s “Summer Camp Newsletters,” the photo-laden logs I post right after events.