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"Her Story: A Century of Women Writers" celebrates some of the country’s most influential authors. Represented are twenty-four women from diverse backgrounds whose books have become classics and whose words are well known. MORE:It is with great sadness that we mourn the death of bell hooks, American author, feminist, critic, activist, & scholar. Inspiring a multitude of Black and women writers after her, hooks displayed to the world that the best way to make an impact is by “talking back.”Margaret Cavendish, one of the first women writers to publish under her own name, died onthisday in 1673. Read about her proto-sci-fi fantasy The Blazing World, and what it can teach us about empire, gender and imagination in the 17th century:Reese Witherspoon's @ReesesBookClub has launched LitUp, a fellowship for unpublished women writers from marginalized communities. @Variety has all the details:Women Writers Suffrage League Postcard, William Henry Margetson, 1909,“There’s a hell of a distance between wise-cracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.” -Dorothy Parker See this photograph in "Her Story: A Century of Women Writers," open through Jan. 23, 2022 📷Mary Sidney was one of the first significant women writers in English, highly educated by Elizabethan standards and an important and influential literary patron. Find her portrait in ElizabethanTreasures, on until 19 May. Book now:"Dear Daddy: Your daughter wishes you a happy Lunar New Year!” Lily Liu, translator of essays of contemporary Chinese women writers, wrote this card to her father while he was studying in the U.S. when she was a child, still living in Taiwan.

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