This group is for anyone interested in reading biographies of famous (and not-so-famous) women of the 19th and 20th centuries -- including Coco Chanel, Frida Kahlo, Billie Holiday, Sarah Bernhardt, Eslanda Robeson, Jane Digby, Catherine the Great, and others. We meet once a month on a Sunday afternoon, at various locations in Manhattan; we also plan other events, including a "short story" Sunday (in which we each read a story by a specific author), and attend theme-related movies and documentaries.  Members will have an opportunity to select a book for the group.

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Sunday, September 13, 2015 2:30 PM

    Let's meet for Short Story Sunday: Jack Finney Edition

    15 Readers attending
  • Sunday, September 20, 2015 3:00 PM

    Let's see Marriage Italian Style, starring Sophia Loren

    6 Readers attending
  • Sunday, September 27, 2015 2:30 PM

    Let's read The Romanov Sisters, by Helen Rappaport

    18 Readers attending
  • Sunday, October 18, 2015 2:30 PM

    Let's read Flappers by Judith Mackrell

    6 Readers attending
 
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