Book signing tomorrow for anthology chronicling 28 Arizona women

March 16, 2012

Payson Roundup

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.

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One Response to Book signing tomorrow for anthology chronicling 28 Arizona women

  1. A panel discussion will take place about the book “Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Writers and Journalists 1912-2012″ at the Arizona Centennial Conference at Point Tapiatio Cliffs on Friday, April 20, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. Other prpgrams about the book and signings are scheduled around the state. Signed copies of the book are available. For more information or to schedule a program about the book, contact Brenda Warneka 602-740-9579. “This well-crafted anthology deserves to be in the library of every Western enthusiast”. James D. Best, author of “Murder at Thumb Butte.”

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