Reminder: This event is scheduled for this Friday, November 20.

Through the words of this witty woman poet come insights into the daily life, the courage and ambitions of early Utah people. Jill and Karen highlight the features, the fame, and even the fun of Eliza’s writings. They have arranged for talented musicians to help interpret her lyrics. This will be an evening of ideas and sociability. Free admission.

Original announcement (October 23):

From Cherry Silver of the Mormon Women’s History’s Initiative:

Dear friends of Mormon women’s history,

I am writing to invite you to an evening event with Jill Mulvay Derr and Karen Lynn Davidson in honor of their wonderful new book, Eliza R. Snow: The Complete Poetry (BYU Press and University of Utah Press, 2009).

Jill and Karen will describe Eliza and her world to us and give us insights through her poems into the personalities and events of the nineteenth century Church. They have distilled the features, the fame, and even the fun of Eliza’s writings. This will be an evening of ideas, historical views, music, and socializing over refreshments following the presentation.

Mark this date and location: Friday, November 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the Sons of the Utah Pioneers Building, 3301 East Louise Avenue (2920 South, a few blocks north of Smith’s Marketplace on 33rd South), Salt Lake City. Admission is free. You are welcome to bring friends and family.

The Mormon Women’s History Initiative is hosting the event. Co-sponsors are the Association for Mormon Letters, BYU Studies, the Harvard Alumni Association of Utah, International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and Sons of Utah Pioneers.

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