Our theme for this season’s programs is Year of the Woman. Why? The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which at long last recognized that women have the right to vote, passed 100 years ago in 1919.  It was ratified in 1920. So, our program year spans the exact months during which our nation 100 years ago took this overdue and major step towards a more perfect union. Accordingly, every speaker and panelist we’ll hear from during this program season will be a woman who plays a leadership role in making our region and nation more vibrant, more innovative and more just.
PHILADELPHIA’S MONARCH OF MYSTERY @ Union League of Philadelphia
Apr 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We should all be so good at changing careers. When Lisa Scottoline decided that life as a lawyer at a Center City firm was not for her, she decided to put her legal knowledge to use in writing crime novels. Well, she’s written 32 of them so far, plus nine collections of the humorous essays she writes with her daughter for The Inquirer and other outlets (sample title: Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog). More than 30 million copies of her books are in print; she’s won the Edgar Award (the top honor for mystery writers) and she’s a regular on the New York Times best-seller list. She’ll share her pithy observations on the writing life and how to find the humor in things going wrong. Everyone who attends on this guest night will get a copy of one of her books.
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