Ann Fessler, author of The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v.Wade, will be speaking and showing her film in progress on the same topic at the University of Pittsburgh at 8 pm Monday, September 22. The free event will be in the Frick Fine Arts auditorium on the University of Pittsburgh Campus. Contact Marianne Novy at [email protected] for more information. There will be rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn University Center until September 2 for people from out of town who want to be at this event. It is a 5-10 minute walk mostly across the university campus from the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. Rooms will be available for the reduced price of $114 a night (cheaper if you share). Reservations must be made bySeptember 1 to get in the block with the reduced rate; call 412-682-6200or 1-800-HOLIDAY. Tell them it is the Ann Fessler conference (though it is just one talk and a reception afterwards).


Hi to all on the GWWA UPDATE list! I¹m sending a quick note to let you know that the paperback of THE GIRLS WHOWENT AWAY will be coming out next week ­ on June 26th. I will be doing bookstore/library talks in four cities in connection withthe release of the paperback‹Providence (two readings), Raleigh/Durham, LosAngeles, and Minneapolis (two events). If you know someone who lives in anyof the cities listed who might be interested in attending a reading, pleasefeel free to forward this list or the link below. >From this point on — the book website will be the best place to learn about bookstore readings and other talksthat are open to the public. I have pasted the updated list from the websitebelow. This list includes bookstore readings as well as artist talks. It isupdated periodically as events are confirmed. I will only send a GWWA updatein the event of a special/timely event. Hope you are all well and having a lovely summer!All my very best,Ann 6/26/07 PAPERBACK RELEASE OF The Girls Who Went Away Providence, RI Books on the Square (reading)………………..7:00PM6/26/07 471 Angell Street, Wayland Square Durham, NC Center for Documentary Studies (reading)…7:00PM6/28/07 1317 Pettigrew Street Durham, Continue Reading →