Literary Events

Danielle Dutton

When: Mon., March 7, 7 p.m. 2016

"Margaret the First" dramatizes the life of Margaret Cavendish, the shy, gifted, and unconventional 17th-century Duchess. The eccentric Margaret wrote and published volumes of poems, philosophy, feminist plays, and utopian science fiction at a time when being a writer was not an option open to women. Written with lucid precision and sharp cuts through time, "Margaret the First" is a contemporary novel set in the past, a gorgeous new narrative approach to imagining the life of a historical woman.

Price: Free

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