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CREATIVE ST. AUGUSTINE – ENLIGHTENED ARTISTS, LITERARY LOCALS, AND HISTORIC HEROES OF THE ANCIENT CITY

Betty Jean Steinshouer: Scribbling Women in Florida

Join the Lightner Museum and Florida Humanities as author Betty Jean Steinshouer takes a closer look at a dozen women authors who put Florida on the map. From Harriet Beecher Stowe, Constance Fenimore Woolson, Laura Ingalls Wilder, her daughter Rose Wilder Lane, Elizabeth Bishop, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Rachel Carson, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and Zora Neale Hurston. All of these women writers gravitated to the Land of Flowers. Four frequented the Old City – Harriet Beecher Stowe, Constance Fenimore Woolson, Sarah Orne Jewett (in the 19th century), and of course Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (in the 20th century). In this presentation, Steinshouer will discuss all of the “Scribbling Women in Florida” while providing a special focus on five prominent female authors who frequented St. Augustine. This is a free event but reservations are required.

Register for “Scribbling Women of Florida”

Join us as we celebrate women in the month of March! In correlation with Betty Jean Steinshouer’s lecture Scribbling Women in Florida, the Corazon Cinema and Café will present Iron Jawed Angels on March 28th & 29th, as well as “Little Women” (2019 version/dates TBD). Movie attendees will receive a 20% discount coupon for purchases in Lightner Museum’s gift store. Visit Corazon Cinema and Cafe for showtimes.