Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street, Charleston, SC
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 6 – 7pm
“Speaker Series: Kate Quinn & Laura Kamoie
Thurs. Oct 3 | 6:00PM
Speaker Series: Kate Quinn & Laura Kamoie
$5 members, $10 nonmember
Authors Kate Quinn & Laura Kamoie discuss their book, Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolutions Women.Describing women who stood up for themselves, Ribbons of Scarlet illuminates the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses, peasant, harlots, wives, and philosophers during the tumultuous events of the French Revolution. While the novel takes place over 200 years ago, it resonates with todays women.
Imagine a nation of women who stop waiting for justice and take it into their own hands, flooding into the streets to demand freedom, seize equality, and mold political change like never before. Their story is ours…yet these women rose up over two hundred years ago. The story of how women fought for freedom in the French Revolution has never been more timely.
Frances war for independence is remembered for its guillotines, for its Reign of Terror, for Let them eat cake and Off with his head. What is forgotten is that it was a movement begun by women. From the royal salons to the streets of Paris they rose up and became a force to be reckoned with. They donned tricolor rosettes instead of pink hats, they took to the streets with pikes instead of signs, they raised their voices in womens-only political clubs instead of Facebook groups–and they realized how strong they were.
France would never be the same. Neither would the world.
Six of the leading female authors of historical womens fiction bring you the story of the French Revolution, told for the first time from the voices and words of the women who shaped it, and who worked to resist it. The call for feminist storytelling has never been stronger, and that begins with history–when we see how women of the past, of various political stripes, spoke up for their beliefs, female rights, racial rights, and voting rights, yet were faced with the same misogyny, slut-shaming, and go back to the kitchen mentality that women face today. Hear their stories, set among the mirrors of Versailles and the stones of the Bastille, and hear your own.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
LAURA KAMOIE is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. Shes always been fascinated by the people, stories, and physical presence of the past, which led her to a lifetime of historical and archaeological study and training. She holds a doctoral degree in early American history from The College of William and Mary, published two non-fiction books on early America, and most recently held the position of Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy before transitioning to a full-time career writing genre fiction. She is the author of AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER and MY DEAR HAMILTON, co-authored with Stephanie Dray, allowing her the exciting opportunity to combine her love of history with her passion for storytelling. Laura lives among the colonial charm of Annapolis, Maryland with her husband and two daughters.
KATE QUINN is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network. She attended Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written seven historical novels, including the bestselling “The Alice Network,” the Empress of Rome Saga, and the Borgia Chronicle. All have been translated into multiple languages. Kate and her husband now live in San Diego.”
Event Type: Lecture/Discussion
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