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Reading by Amy Weldon, "Three Elizabeths: An Imagining"

  • Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: F.W. Olin Building, Room 102

This creative-nonfiction project examines and intuits connections among the lives of three young women born in the 1920s South. Two – Elizabeth Hardwick of Kentucky and Elizabeth Spencer of Mississippi – would go on to become famous writers, while the third – Elizabeth Weldon Collier Williams – would become the protagonist in her own unique story. Pushing the limits of biography and memoir, ThreeElizabeths explores how very different Southern women can be united by the common threads of family, femininity, and home, even as their dreams carry them beyond the South to California, New York, Italy, and beyond. 

Work on this project was supported by the Ylvisaker Fund for Faculty Development and the Paideia Program.

Questions? Contact Amy E. Weldon, 563-387-2224