March 16, 2012
Three Rim Country authors Barbara Lacey, Carol La Valley and Carol Osman Brown are among those featured in a new anthology, “Skirting Traditions — Arizona Women Writers and Journalists, 1912-2012.”
The book, produced by Arizona Press Women, is an Arizona Centennial Legacy Project. They will be signing copies of the book at the Rim Country Museum, 700 S. Green Valley Parkway, on Saturday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The book chronicles the lives and accomplishments of 28 remarkable Arizona women who used their writing skills to record history, report news, argue a cause, expose injustice and promote awareness of the diverse people of the Southwest. The biographies were written by 18 award-winning members of Arizona Press Women (a non-profit group). Proceeds from book sales will benefit journalism scholarships in Arizona.
As part of the Arizona Centennial celebration, the Northern Gila County Historical Society is hosting the book signing.
This newly released book will be available in the museum gift shop. Additional information is available at www.skirtingtraditions.com.
The anthology, published by Wheatmark of Tucson, is designated an Arizona Centennial Legacy Project by the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission.