Monday, March 01, 2010

Women's History Month book sale

March is Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating with a variety of events, a great new release, and a special online sale on select women’s history titles.

On Saturday, March 6, author Dyana Furmansky will speak on the life of the indomitable conservationist ROSALIE EDGE in an event at the American Mountaineering Club in Golden, Colorado jointly sponsored by area environmental and women’s groups.

Can’t make it to Colorado? Check out Furmansky’s blog posts on Edge at Audubon magazine or Audubon’s recent review of the book.

Editors Elizabeth Payne and Martha Swain will be speaking on the new volume of MISSISSIPPI WOMEN at several sites across Mississippi. On March 8, they will be at Pontotoc County Library in Pontotoc; on March 25, they'll give a lunchtime talk at Reed's Gum Tree Books in Tupelo.

Editor Janet Allured and several contributors to LOUISIANA WOMEN are also active this month, participating in a dinner and discussion March 23 at Loyola University New Orleans hosted by the Women's Resource Center.

Finally, the press is pleased to release a new title in women's history this month: MARION MANLEY: MIAMI'S FIRST WOMAN ARCHITECT, a well-illustrated volume that explores the life of a remarkable woman as well as her noteworthy contributions to the south Florida built environment. Authors Catherine Lynn and Carie Penabad will launch the book with an exhibit opening and lecture at the University of Miami School of Architecture on March 31, followed by a talk and signing at Books & Books in Coral Gables on April 2.