Oct
26
1:30 PM13:30

Easton (PA) Book Festival

1:30-2:30 pm: Reading from “The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr”, followed by a Q&A and booksigning. Sigal Museum Decorative Arts Gallery.

3:00-4:30: “Researching the Historical Novel”, panel discussion with historical novelists Lisa Gornick, Sally Koslow, Maryann McFadden, Susan Holloway Scott, and Kris Waldher. Sigal Museum Auditorium

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Nov
2
2:00 PM14:00

Rediscovering the Women's Voices Lost to History

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Join bestselling novelist Susan Holloway Scott as she discusses how she tells the stories of women whose own voices are absent from the historical record. Her two most recent historical novels feature heroines who were part of the extended Albany world of the Schuyler sisters: Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (I, ELIZA HAMILTON) was one of the famous sisters herself, yet the loss of her personal letters and papers relating to her marriage Alexander Hamilton made her a literal "silent partner." Mary Emmons (THE SECRET WIFE OF AARON BURR) was at the opposite end of 18thc society as an enslaved servant in the household of Theodosia and Aaron Burr - and later the mother of two of Burr's children. Learn more about these two fascinating women and how Ms. Scott recreated their lives and worlds. Booksigning to follow.

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Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

Book Talk & Signing with Novelist Susan Holloway Scott

Join bestselling author Susan Holloway Scott as she discusses her latest historical novel THE SECRET WIFE OF AARON BURR. Little is known of Mary Emmons, an enslaved woman born in India and believed to have been brought to The Hermitage by Col. Prevost. After his death, his widow Theodosia Bartow Prevost married Aaron Burr - a hero of the Revolution, a brilliant lawyer and politician, and later vice president. Mary left no letters, journals, or portraits to explain her relationship with these families, or to tell her side of the story. Her only legacy was the two children she bore to Burr while he was married to Theodosia - children whose descendants' heritage has recently been confirmed through DNA testing. Through extensive research, Ms. Scott recreates the turbulent world of 18thc America, and deftly imagines the inspiring life - and the challenges - of Mary Emmons. Booksigning to follow.

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Oct
12
2:00 PM14:00

Waiting to Be Heard: Recreating the Forgotten Voices of the Women of the American Revolution

In her acclaimed novels, bestselling author and historian Susan Holloway Scott weaves carefully researched fact with written drama to explore the lives and legacies of women who history has silenced, forgotten, or relegated to the shadows of their famous husbands.

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