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Bookwoman: The Only Woman in the Room (BW21-23)

  • March 09, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • William Reif Gallery & Zoom

Registration


Register

Wednesday, March 9

10:00–11:30 am

Facilitator: TBA

This class is both in-person and on ZOOM. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. 

IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

Hedy Kiesler is lucky. Her beauty leads to a starring role in a controversial film and marriage to a powerful Austrian arms dealer, allowing her to evade Nazi persecution despite her Jewish heritage. But Hedy is also intelligent. At lavish Vienna dinner parties, she overhears the Third Reich's plans. One night in 1937, desperate to escape her controlling husband and the rise of the Nazis, she disguises herself and flees her husband's castle.

She lands in Hollywood, where she becomes Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But Hedy is keeping a secret even more shocking than her Jewish heritage: she is a scientist. She has an idea that might help the country and that might ease her guilt for escaping alone—if anyone will listen to her.

— Goodreads

All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

Register by: 3/7


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