March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate great women, Kennesaw Library in downtown Kennesaw is hosting Women Writers in the Bentley Rare Book Collection, a special presentation by Special Collections Curator JoyEllen Williams of Kennesaw State University on Saturday, March 23 from 11 am to noon.

She will present several rare and historic works from KSU’s Bentley Rare Book Museum collection, all written by women, including first and early editions of Gone with the Wind (1936), The Handmaids Tale (1985), and A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792).

She will be leading a discussion about female representation in archival records and highlighting exceptional women featured in Cobb County’s oral history collection.

We will also be talking about Dr. Betty L. Siegel, KSU’s second president. Dr. Siegel was the first female president at KSU, and the first female president at a public university in Georgia. She held the position for 25 years, making her the longest serving female president of a state university in the United States.

The theme of the 2019 Women’s History Month is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence”. Many women throughout history have played important roles in efforts to end war and pioneer the use of nonviolence by standing against violence and injustice in the world.

The March 23rd program is free and open to all ages. No registration is required.

Kennesaw Library is located at 2250 Lewis Street, Kennesaw 30144. 770-528-2529.

‘Women Writers in the Bentley Rare Book Collection’: 11 am Saturday @ Kennesaw Library

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