Author (and Almanack contributor) Lorraine Duvall will read from her latest book, Finding A Woman’s Place: The Story of a 1970s Feminist Collective in the Adirondacks in a virtual event taking place from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday via Zoom. The event is sponsored by the Caldwell-Lake George Library and the Richards Library in Warrensburg. (Click here for an Adirondack Explorer article about the book)
Duvall will share the fascinating history of a women’s community in Athol, NY (Warren County) which served as a safe harbor for hundreds of women during the tumultuous times of the second wave of feminism in the 1970s.
Forty-six years ago, seven women left behind the lives they knew and created this commune deep in the Adirondack Mountains that they called “A Woman’s Place.” From 1974 to 1982 A Woman’s Place served as a refuge for self-discovery that changed the lives of hundreds of women.
Award-winning author Duvall brings a viewpoint to the story as an active participant, attending a retreat at A Woman’s Place in 1974, and as a researcher examining historical documents and locating the principal founders and organizers of the commune to write the full story.
To receive an invitation for this event, please indicate your interest by sending an email to [email protected] with the header ‘Lake George Reading.’ An opportunity for a Zoom discussion will be available after her reading.
For further information see the website www.lorraineduvall.com.