Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 6:30 pm
Two biographers on Margaret Fuller will share the platform at the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Celebration at Center for Independent Publishers. Fuller author/actor Laurie James will present a dramatic slide presentation on the life and work, heart and mind of this famous 19th century woman. James’ biography, Men, Women, and Margaret Fuller, focuses on the relationships of Fuller, Emerson and the Transcendentalists. Her program will be followed by comments from Pulitzer Prize winner John Matteson whose biography is soon to be published and will focus on the multi-faceted personalities of Fuller. The event will take place at CIP, 20 W. 44th St., New York, NY, on May 11 at 6:30 PM. It is free and open to the public.
Scholars have long proclaimed Margaret Fuller as being the most brilliant woman in America. A woman ahead of her time, she was the first American to write a book on equality for women, thereby she laid the groundwork for the women’s rights revolution in America.
Laurie James has toured an original solo drama on Fuller in various theatres and venues throughout the United States and the world.
The Margaret Fuller 2010 Bicentennial, is a special project of UU Woman’s Association and UU Women and Religion-Metro District, funded in part by The Fund for Unitarian Universalism and UUWA. The purpose of the project is to restore Margaret Fuller's place in history, literature, and memory.