NY Votes for Women: A Suffrage Centennial Anthology is now available through Amazon.com and through Barnes and Noble Online . We are so excited to share this project, and the thoughtful words of 22 women contributors with you!
Copies will also be available through Buffalo Street Books at our launch party on October 26th at the History Center in Tompkins County, in Ithaca NY, and at our November 7th reading at the Matilda Joslyn Gage Home in Fayetteville, New York.
The Anthology is close to ready to print and we are excited to share it with the world! Save the date for our launch party at The History Center in Ithaca New York!
Thursday, October 26th, 6:30 pm.
Join editors Stacey Murphy and Nora Snyder, and publishers from Cayuga Lake Books for light refreshments and sneak-peek readings by some of the contributors:
The History Center will be featuring the Centennial, including a new exhibition with drawings of suffragists.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Please join us!
We are very excited to be presenting a sneak peak into the Anthology from several of our own contributors! Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:30 pm. Come to the History Center in Tompkins County to hear some of the pieces from “NY Votes for Women: A Suffrage Centennial Anthology” and chat with the following readers:
Erica S. Brath
and your hosts: Stacey Murphy and Nora Snyder
The full program for all four days of Spring Writes is viewable here:
The Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County is planning for their annual literary festival, Spring Writes. This year’s festival is May 4-7, 2017, and we are excited to announce our reading on Sunday, May 7th.
Seven of the contributors to NY Votes for Women: A Suffrage Centennial Anthology will read their works, some poetry, some prose. This will be your chance to get a taste of what’s in the book before it is released, and we hope you will join us!
Stay tuned for more details.
My grandmother was born in Unadilla, NY in 1900. That means she was coming of age right around the time women were fighting for – and gaining – the right to vote. In New York and some other states, the right to vote came in 1917. I’ve given a lot of thought to what she might have been like back then.
I’ve been learning that others share this curiosity. Others feel a pull between the elections this year, other events in our lives, and that important part of history in our State, and our Nation. The experiences of women in gaining access and voting are very diverse across our ranges of ages, experiences, races and religions – some triumphant, some funny, many painful – and all feel important right now. The Writer’s Block Party, an informal group of writers – novice and experienced – decided this Anthology would be a great way for writers to explore this theme.
Submissions are now closed, but check back for news on the release and reading events coming soon!
Recorded on October 18, 2017. Note: Interview starts around 4:00. Marshall Tucker Band song leads in.
While we await the printed copies of our books – hope to have ordering info soon – here are a few details on the readings coming up soon. Each setting provides a unique blend of voices of the 22 that are part of this collection!
We start with our launch party on October 26th – 6:30 pm at The History Center in Ithaca. The History Center is also featuring an exhibit of drawings and lithographs on the Centennial, and visitors can hear the readers, enjoy the exhibit and share in refreshments and our celebration at finally sharing this project!
On Tuesday, November 7th, 7:00, we will be at the Matilda Joslyn Gage Home in Fayetteville, NY. The homestead – turned – museum is the perfect setting for this reading, as Gage was an important activist and suffragist.
Sunday November 19th, 1:30, will find contributors and the editors at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls for an additional reading. The birthplace of the suffrage movement will be a very special place to hear readers reflect on the events in that spot 100 years ago, and how they relate to modern day women’s issues.
Please join us!