Special Lecture - From Virginia Hall to Virginia d’Albert-Lake: How Two American Women Aided the Allies in WWII
Date: Wednesday, March 16
Location: O'Brien's Oyster Bar and Seafood Tavern, 113 Main Street
Time: 10:30 am
To celebrate National Women’s History Month, Historic Annapolis is proud to present bestselling novelist Erika Robuck, who will discuss the real protagonists of her recent novels featuring American women in the Resistance in WWII. Baltimore’s own Virginia Hall Goillot, a member of Maryland’s Women’s Hall of Fame, and Floridian Virginia Roush d’Albert-Lake are just two of the many American women involved in the war effort whose stories are so remarkable they seem too unbelievable to be true.
A book signing will follow the lecture. Attendees may purchase The Invisible Woman at the time of registration. Attendees may also add on a luncheon option, as well as a private tour of the Museum of Historic Annapolis after the luncheon, where we will highlight outstanding women in our City’s history and learn more about Annapolitan women of distinction at Annapolis: An American Story.
Schedule of Events:
10:30 am - 11:15 am: Lecture
11:30 am - 12:15 pm: Book Signing and Luncheon (optional)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Tour of the Museum of Historic Annapolis (optional)
Registration required; space is limited.
Lecture Only: $10 General Admission, $5 for HA Members
Optional Book Add-On: $14 per book (The Invisible Woman, limited quantities available, may pick up at the lecture or before)
Optional Lunch Add-On: $20 per person (all-inclusive, click here for the menu)
Optional Museum Tour Add-On: $5 per person
Registration for this lecture is now closed.
About Our Presenter: Erika Robuck is the national bestselling author of The Invisible Woman, Hemingway’s Girl, Call Me Zelda, Fallen Beauty, The House of Hawthorne, and Receive Me Falling. She is a contributor to the anthology Grand Central: Postwar Stories of Love and Reunion, and to the Writer’s Digest Essay Collection, Author in Progress.
Her forthcoming title, Sisters of Night and Fog, A Novel of WWII, releases March 1, 2022.
In 2014, Robuck was named Annapolis’ Author of the Year, and she resides there with her husband, three sons, and a spunky miniature schnauzer.
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