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Curiosity Forum: Almost Famous Women with author Megan Mayhew Bergman (1/9/15)

Join us for a talk and reading with Megan Mayhew Bergman, author of the forthcoming Almost Famous Women: Stories (January 2015) as well as Birds of a Lesser Paradise

The fascinating lives of the characters in Almost Famous Women have mostly been forgotten, but their stories are burning to be told. Nearly every story in this dazzling collection is based on a woman who attained some celebrity - she raced speed boats or was a conjoined twin in show business; a reclusive painter of renown; a member of the first all-female, integrated swing band.

We see Lord Byron's illegitimate daughter, Allegra; Oscar Wilde's troubled niece, Dolly; West With the Night author Beryl Markham; Edna St. Vincent Millay's sister, Norma. These extraordinary stories travel the world, explore the past (and delve into the future), and portray fiercely independent women defined by their acts of bravery, creative impulses, and sometimes reckless decisions.

Bergman grew up in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and attended Wake Forest University. She has graduate degrees from Duke University and Bennington College. Her first collection, "Birds of a Lesser Paradise", was one of "Huffington Post'"s Best Books of 2012. Her work has appeared in "The New York Times", "Best American Short Stories", "New Stories from the South", "Ploughshares", "Tin House", and "Oxford American", among other publications. She writes a sustainability column for "Salon" and lives on a small farm in Vermont with her veterinarian husband, two daughters, four dogs, four cats, goats, and chickens.

Curiosity Forum events are sponsored by Battenkill Books, Hubbard Hall, and Leslie Parke Studio. Donations to the series (care of Hubbard Hall) are always welcome. 


Event date: 
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Battenkill Books
15 East Main St.
12816 Cambridge
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ISBN: 9781633794573
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Published: Dreamscape Media - January 20th, 2015

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Event | by Dr. Radut