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Celebrate Women's History Month At Norwalk Library With Author Leslie Kerr

Harriet Quimby
Harriet Quimby Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Norwalk Public Library is celebrating Women's History Month with local author Leslie Kerr, who will speak about American female aviator Harriet Quimby at noon, on Friday, March 18 in the main auditorium.

One of the first women to fly, the fashionable Harriet Quimby (1875 – 1912) came of age in the fading years of a gilded era, determined to have more than the life of a farmer’s wife. Beautiful, intelligent, and forever seeking the next adventure when her life ended tragically at age thirty-seven, this extraordinary pioneer had accomplished what most – women or men – only dream about. Kerr tells the remarkable story of Quimby’s groundbreaking work in aviation, photojournalism, fashion design, script writing, and advertising.

As a celebrity journalist in New York, she was also a mouthpiece for women, minorities, and social justice issues. Kerr is a published writer and editor for newspapers, magazines, and trade journals nationwide, and has taught at the elementary, secondary, and college level for over thirty years. She is the owner of LKB Associates, which offers editorial services to individuals and organizations. Most recently, she has taught a writing course at Norwalk Community College for the Lifetime Learner’s Program, and is well-known to Norwalk Library patrons for leading the “Resolved to Write” writing workshop since 2014.

A light lunch for this event will be provided courtesy of the library.

To register for this program, or for further information, please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, Director of Library Information Services, at (203) 899 – 2780 ext. 15133, or clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

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