Scenes from the New York City Launch of The Suffragents on September 11, 2017 at the Corner Bookstore and Thereafter

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!

  • Gathering at the Corner Bookstore

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.

  • A replica of the Ratification Flag, a gift from Coline Jenkins, granddaughter of Harriot Stanton Blatch, great granddaughter of Susan B. Anthony.

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.

  • Bran Raskovic, Allen and Bernadette Murray

Addendum September 16: Just found another cache of photos in which everyone looked so happy and glam, I had to add them:

  • Dear friends Fiamma Arditi and Sandro Manzo with Anand Giridharadas

It was a really good night.

 

The Suffragents won the  Gold Medal in US History in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards competition.

National History Day contestants: Please read this.

Next up on the calendar in 2018:  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 Society2019: March 13: Scarsdale Woman’s Club

Read  reviews, notices and articles about The Suffragents (and previous books under their titles),  articles by BrookeFacebook posts, and  Brooke’s informal “Summer Camp Newsletters.