Elaine Weiss in Conversation with Library Director Diane Kresh
An Arlington Reads Signature Author Event.
Join us for a conversation with Elaine Weiss, award-winning journalist and writer.
Elaine’s book about the woman suffrage movement, "The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote", has earned glowing reviews from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and NPR, and she has presented talks about the book and the women's suffrage movement across the country. Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, along with appearances by Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Eleanor Roosevelt, "The Woman's Hour" is an inspiring story of activists winning their own freedom in one of the last campaigns forged in the shadow of the Civil War, and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.
Her magazine feature writing has been recognized with prizes from the Society of Professional Journalists, and her by-line has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, New York Times, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. She has been a frequent correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. Her long-form writing garnered a Pushcart Prize “Editor’s Choice” award, and she is a proud MacDowell Colony Fellow. Her first book, "Fruits of Victory:The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War" was excerpted in Smithsonian Magazine online and featured on C-Span and public radio stations nationwide.
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