I was excited to be invited to speak about my book, Waking Beauty, as part of the new Pages at the Prop series. But I was more excited when I discovered the Indianapolis Propylaeum’s connection to Indiana women’s right leader, May Wright Sewall.
The early suffragist hung out with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and my personal heroine, Susan B. Anthony. When I heard that, I just had to figure out a way to connect these two seemingly opposing topics in my talk that evening. So after lots of gleeful brainstorming, I decided on:
From Susan B. Anthony to Sleeping Beauty:
A Feminist Perspective on How Interpreting History is Like Writing Fantasy
Wednesday, Sept 23
1410 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
The evening will include:
◾A Mix and Mingle evening with a presentation and book signing by author
◾Hors D’oeuvres, Sweet Treats, & Wine /Soft Drinks will be served by MBP Distinctive Catering.
◾Tickets are $20 and available through EventBrite: PagesattheProp.eventbrite.com or the Propylaeum Main Office 317.638.7881, option #5.
◾Pre-sale copies of Waking Beauty may be purchased for $15.00 at the Indianapolis Propylaeum Main Office at 1410 N. Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Sarah E. Morin lives two lives. By day she is the Youth Experience Manager at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, living in a world based in fact. By night she is the author of Waking Beauty and other unruly fairy tales, living in a world based in fiction. But are the two pursuits so different? And how did the high school girl who wrote a musical about suffragist Susan B. Anthony wind up years later writing a novel about Sleeping Beauty, the most passive fairy tale heroine of all? Is it possible to connect these diverse interests without betraying ideals? You decide!