Exploring Non-fiction Stories: Voting Down the Rose, Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage
November 5 is the 100 year anniversary of Maine's ratification of the 19th Amendment. Celebrate it with Anne B. Gass as she discusses her book, Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage. Florence Brooks Whitehouse was a novelist, painter, vocalist, and mother of three sons when she first joined the suffrage movement in 1914. This talk explores Florence’s life up to 1914 and her leadership in moving suffrage forward in Maine, joining forces with national leader Alice Paul in a desperate, last-ditch effort to ensure that the Maine legislature ratified the 19th Amendment that would give women voting rights. Slides of historic photos accompany this lively talk, which lasts about 45 minutes. The speaker, Anne B. Gass, is Whitehouse's great-granddaughter.
ABOUT THE EXPLORING NON-FICTION STORIES SPEAKER SERIES
The non-fiction genre is a broad literary landscape that covers a whole spectrum of stories from memoir to history to travel writing. To learn more about the process that goes into writing non-fiction, we have invited various Maine writers to discuss their craft.
- Jayne Boisvert, author of Pilgrimage to Paris - Tuesday, October 8th at 6PM (https://walkerlibrary.libcal.com/event/5830854)
- Jaed Coffin, author of Roughhouse Friday - Thursday, October 17th at 6PM (https://walkerlibrary.libcal.com/event/5831182)
- Mining the Past in Words and Images with Eleanor Phillips Brackbill and Michael Torlen - Tuesday, October 22nd at 6PM (https://walkerlibrary.libcal.com/event/5831437)
- Elizabeth Garber, author of Implosion - Tuesday, October 29 at 6PM (https://walkerlibrary.libcal.com/event/5831467)
- Voting Down the Rose: Maine's Fight for Women Suffrage with Anne B. Gass - Tuesday, November 5th at 6PM (https://walkerlibrary.libcal.com/event/5831537)
- Paul St. Cyr, author of The Four C's - Tuesday, November 12th at 6PM (https://walkerlibrary.libcal.com/event/5832417)
- Tuesday, November 5, 2019
- 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Eleanor Conant Saunders Reading Room