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“A Woman’s Place is at the Top: A Biography of Annie Smith Peck, Queen of the Climbers”, Author talk with Hannah Kimberley
January 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The public is cordially invited to a free talk by author Hannah Kimberley about her book, A Woman’s Place is at the Top: A Biography of Annie Smith Peck, on Sunday January 14th, at 2:00 pm, at Abbot Public Library. The event is co-sponsored by the Marblehead League of Women Voters and Abbot Public Library.
Annie Smith Peck (1850-1935) of Providence, RI, was one of the most accomplished women of the twentieth century that you have never heard of. Peck was a scholar, educator, writer, lecturer, mountain climber, suffragist, and political activist. She was a feminist and an independent thinker, who refused to let gender stereotypes stand in her way.
A Woman’s Place is at the Top: A Biography of Annie Smith Peck is the first full-length work about this incredible woman, who single-handedly carved her place on the map of mountain climbing and international relations. Peck marched in suffrage parades and became a political speaker and writer before women had the right to vote. She was a propagandist, a lecturer on North American-South American relations, and an author and lecturer contracted to speak on multinational industry and commerce, before anyone had thought to appoint a woman as a diplomat.
Join author Hannah Kimberly as she describes her research of Peck’s original letters, artifacts, and ephemera and brings to life the “Queen of the Climbers”. Books will be available for purchase and Ms. Kimberly will be available to sign books.
This event is co-sponsored by the Marblehead League of Women Voters and the Abbot Public Library.
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan (with respect to candidates and parties) organization of women and men which encourages informed and active participation in government and works to increase understanding of major public policy issues. Membership is open to all.