Centennial Campus Calendar
Women Writers and Historical Fiction
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Join the NC State University Libraries for a conversation about women writing historical fiction with Lucinda MacKethan, a retired alumni distinguished professor of English at NC State, and Deborah Hooker, former director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at NC State.
MacKethan has published a biography, Anya Seton: A Writing Life, which explores the personal and professional struggles of this bestselling author of historical novels dating from 1941 to 1972. MacKethan will use her comprehensive study of Seton to illustrate the stakes for women trying to be artistically as well as popularly successful in their writing.
Hooker was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council on the Status of Women. The award honors individuals in the NC State community whose work over the course of time has had a long-term impact on equity for women and all members of the campus. Through her wide knowledge of gender theory and practice, Hooker will offer insights on the implications connected to how we read and value women writers.