If you’ve read The Diary of Esther Small or any of my posts about this diary and have been interested in the topic of antique diaries, now’s your chance to get an earful, and ask questions too! I haven’t spoken on the topic, besides a mention at poetry readings, for several years, but I was invited to give a presentation at the Amherst Woman’s Club on Monday, February 22nd. My talk is approximately 30 minutes long, followed by Q & A and book sales/signing. I begin speaking at about 2 O’clock and the event is open to the public, but plan on arriving at 1:30 as the club holds a short meeting first and the seats will fill up. I’m calling this my Diary TED Talk, except I don’t have it committed to memory, so won’t be walking around with a headset and a clicker. Would love to see some of you there, to share Esther’s story, and talk about the coolness of old diaries.
Where: Amherst Woman’s Club, Amity Street, Amherst MA (heading out of Amherst, it’s the house set back on its lawn, on the left just after Emily Dickinson’s house)
When: February 22nd at 1:30 pm