Part of a panel on Hidden Histories
For more information about the conference (which includes inspiration and practical tips on all aspects of writing), go to
Arlington House rangers station
Presentation on Harriet Jacobs and Julia Wilbur, including their observations of Freedmen's Village, which was on current-day Arlington Cemetery land.
James Duncan Library
2501 Commonwealth Avenue
Illustrated talk with time for Q and A. The biography of abolitionist and suffragist Julia Wilbur (1815-1895) is local, because Wilbur worked to assist people escaping slavery in Alexandria, VA, and Washington during and after the Civil War. It’s universal because it’s the story of a woman charting a new course for herself in mid-life and challenges readers to consider their choices and how they, too, can lead a civil life in an uncivil time.
Ft. Myer Officers Club
Monthly meeting of one of the longest-running CW roundtables in the country. Dinner and meeting for $36 begins at 6 pm; meeting only for $5 begins about 7:30 pm.
Open to the public, although you will need to go through Ft. Myer military security unless you have a military ID.
Arlington Court Suites, Arlington, VA
As part of this annual conference, historical fiction writer Tammy Renich and I will talk about how to turn research into publishable material.
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1315 Duke Street
A number of African American related sites will have informal programs to commemorate Juneteenth.
I'll be at Freedom House to answer questions., I will also have an electronic copy of a very special photo album presented to President Lincoln by the Freedmen of Alexandria in honor of his re-election.
$5 admission to the museum.
Rush United Methodist Church
6200 Rush Lima Road, Rush, NY
The Wilbur family lived in Rush from the 1820s to 1864 when her father moved to nearby Avon. As part of Rush's bicentennial, I will be giving a talk about how the town and area fostered the sentiment and determination so that Julia could fight slavery and work for freedom.