The Dorothy O. Helly Work in Progress Lecture on Monday October 16, 2017, when Deirdre Bair will discuss her memoir-in progress about working on her biographies of Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir will take place on Monday Oct. 16, 2017 at the CUNY Graduate Center, in Room 9204/9205.
- The Women Writing Women’s Lives Seminar 25th Anniversary Conference was held on Oct. 2, 2015.
- The Women Writing Women’s Lives Seminar 15th Anniversary Conference was held on Oct. 28, 2005.
- The Women Writing Women’s Lives Seminar 10th Anniversary Conference was held on Dec. 8, 2000.
Events and Videos Featuring WWWL Members
- Carla Kaplan presented the Spring 2017 Dorothy O. Helly Works in Progress Lecture, titled “Something to Offend Everyone: The Muckracking Life and Times of Jessica Mitford,” on March 20.
- Julia van Haaften presented the Fall 2016 Dorothy O. Helly Works in Progress Talk on her forthcoming book Berenice Abbot: A Life in Photography on Oct. 17 .
- Ruth Franklin presented the Spring 2016 Dorothy O. Helly Works in Progress Talk on her forthcoming book Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life on March 14.
- Kate Culkin presented the spring 2015 Dorothy O. Helly Works-in-Progress lecture on March 9, titled “Ellen Tucker Emerson, Edith Emerson Forbes, and the Emerson Legacy.”
- Patricia Auspos presented the fall 2014 Dorothy O. Helly Works-in-Progress lecture on October 20, entitled “Combining Marriage and Career 100 Years Ago: Five Pioneering Women and the Men They Married.”
- Louise Bernikow was interviewed on the PBS series History Detectives in September 2011 in an investigation of a suffrage pennant; watch the episode on PBS Video.
- Betty Boyd Caroli presented the fall 2013 Dorothy O. Helly Works-in-Progress lecture on October 21, entitled “Lady Bird Johnson and the Kennedy Assassination”; watch the C-Span videotape of this lecture (unfortunately, the video does not mention WWWL, only the CUNY Graduate Center). She is also interviewed about Lady Bird Johnson on the C-Span series First Ladies: Influence and Image on November 18, 2013; watch the episode on C-Span Video.
- Blanche Wiesen Cook discussed Eleanor Roosevelt on the CUNY TV program One to One in November 2013. Watch the interview on CUNY TV or YouTube.
- Barbara F. McManus presented the spring 2014 Dorothy O. Helly Works-in-Progress lecture on March 10, entitled “Grace Harriet Macurdy (1866-1946): Pioneering Feminist Scholar.”
- Jill Norgren spoke at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars about her book Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would be President. Jill’s talk is introduced by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with additional commentary by the Honorable John Ferren, Senior Judge, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and Wendy Williams, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center. Watch this March 2007 presentation on C-Span Video or YouTube.
- Nancy Rubin Stuart spoke about her double biography, Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married, in which she recounts the lives of Peggy Shippen, the traitor bride of Benedict Arnold, and Lucy Flucker, the patriotic wife of General Henry Knox. Watch the May 2013 presentation on C-Span Video or YouTube. Nancy also participates in a March 2014 panel on “Revolutionary Women”; watch the video on C-Span.