Public Program- Nancy Rubin Stuart

Lectures and Performances
Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 7:30pm

Muse of the Revolution

Revolutionary Muse
by Nancy Rubin Stuart

In this lecture based upon her latest book, The Muse of the Revolution: The Secret Pen Of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation (Beacon, 2008), Nancy Rubin Stuart will illuminate the life and times of America's first woman playwright and historian. Mercy Otis Warren was also the fiery wife of Massachusetts patriot James Warren, the mother of five sons, and friend and close colleague to John and Abigail Adams. Warren secretly authored anti-British plays during the Revolution, penned an influential pamphlet arguing for a Bill of Rights, and authored The History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution.

Nancy Rubin Stuart is an award-winning author and journalist whose books include The Reluctant Spiritualist: the Life of Maggie Fox; American Empress: the Life and Times of Marjorie Meriweather Fox; and Isabella of Castile. She has written for The New York Times and many national magazines and is a board member of Women Writing Women's Lives Seminar for the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a speaker for the New York Council for the Humanities. Rubin Stuart received a William Randolph Hearst Fellowship in 2005 from the American Antiquarian Society to research The Muse of the Revolution.

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