Women writing mysteriesby Carolyn Classen on Mar. 29, 2010, under Arts, Life
Women Writing Mystery, a panel discussion featuring local women mystery authors will be held on Tuesday, March 30, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. hosted by UA library special collections, in recognition of Women’s “Herstory” Month (March). The UA Main library is at 1510 E. University Blvd., west of Cherry Avenue.
This program will “highlight the valuable contributions women mystery authors have made to literature through their portrayal of strong female protagonists and their insights into contemporary society.”
I heard Susan Cummins Miller and Elizabeth Gunn speak on a mystery writers’ panel at the 2nd Annual Tucson Festival of Books on March 14. Susan and I reconnected after several years, as our sons went to middle school together.
Special Collections houses the Women Mystery Writers’ Collection, which has an emphasis on Southwestern women mystery authors, including papers and manuscripts of best-selling author J. A. Jance of Tucson.
For more information contact Associate librarian Veronica Reyes-Escudero at 520-307-2774, firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.library.arizona.edu/speccoll.
For Women’s “Herstory” Month of March, I’ve blogged about a women’s self portraits art talk, a domestic violence center (Hands of a Friend) in Green Valley, an Every Woman event at Old Town Artisans, women politicians, and now about women mystery authors.
It’s been a great month for community events about women!