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Dorothy Wickenden in Conversation with Winifred Gallagher: Rescheduled

Dorothy Wickendon author of The Agitators

This event was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 12, but due to the unpleasant weather forecast, we have rescheduled it for the following day, Sunday, March 13. The time is still 2:00pm, Saturday’s tickets will be honored on Sunday.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center, in collaboration with Chatham Bookstore, presents Dorothy Wickenden, author of The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights, in conversation with Winifred Gallagher, author of New Women in the Old West: From Settlers to Suffragists, an Untold American Story. Tickets are priced at $10, advance purchase is required.

“We are delighted to be working with the Chatham Bookstore to bring this event to the Academy,” says Academy Board Member Jill Kalotay. “Dorothy Wickenden’s new book sounds fascinating, and Winifred Gallagher is a perfect conversation partner on the topic of powerful historic women.”

Wickenden is the executive editor of The New Yorker and the host of its weekly podcast “Politics and More.” In The Agitators, she tells the stories of abolition, the Underground Railroad, the early women’s rights movement, and the Civil War. These crucial American stories are enriched by glimpsing them through the friendship of exceptional women who spent decades violating the laws and conventions of their time.

Winifred Gallagher headshot and book cover


Winifred Gallagher is the author of ten books, including Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life, a New York Times best-seller, and Just the Way You Are, first published as I.D.: How Heredity and Experience Make You Who You Are, a New York Times Notable Book.

Books by both authors will be for sale and the authors will be available for signing after the conversation. Ticket holders will receive 10% off books purchased at the event.

Proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid 19 test will be required for admission, seating will be distanced and limited, and masks will be required for audience members while in the building. The Academy has installed Blueair HealthProtect 7470 air purifiers in the auditorium.

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Spencertown Academy’s events are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature


Sunday, March 13, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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