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!
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.
THANK YOU to all who took the time to carefully consider and respond to this call for submissions. We’ve heard that for a number of you, the prompt was harder to respond to than originally anticipated, but we are happy to report that the accepted works are make for a powerful collection of statements and styles of writing.
Stay tuned for news on the printing and release in coming months!
We have had a recent spike in new interest in the project, and are extending the submission deadline for two weeks!
The submissions so far have been thoughtful, poignant, funny, and impassioned. In recent days we’ve been sharing more writing prompts at speaking engagements and write-in sessions that have sparked connections in writers’ brains between this topic and their lives. Writers using their voices make for a beautiful thing in this world – seemingly as needed now as it was 100 years ago.
Thank you for your patience! If you’ve submitted already we will be in touch soon.
Please keep sharing the project with writers who have something to share along these lines.