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Oct. 4, 2004

Book Cover: A Novel of Dolley Madison in Love and War

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Author Rita Mae Brown will discuss her writing career spanning more than 30 years Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell.

The talk, "Rita Mae Brown Presents," is open to the public without charge. Following the talk, the award-winning author will be available to answer questions and to sign her books, which will be on sale at the talk.

Perhaps America’s most successful modern lesbian writer, Brown is the author of Rubyfruit Jungle, a popular book in modern American literature classes and considered a "classic" historical novel in the LGBT movement.


Book Cover: Whisker of Evil

Other novels are In Her Day, Six of One, Southern Discomfort, Sudden Death, High Hearts, Bingo, Starting From Scratch: A Different Kind of Writer’s Manual, Venus Envy, Dolley: A Novel of Dolley Madison in Love and War, Riding Shotgun, Loose Lips and a memoir, Rita Will. 

With her tiger cat, Sneaky Pie, she also collaborates on the popular Mrs. Murphy mystery series, including the most recent, Whisker of Evil and the upcoming Cat’s Eyewitness. 

A poet and screenwriter, she has been nominated twice for an Emmy for her scripts for Love Liberty and The Long Hot Summer.

Born in Hanover, Pa., Brown moved to Florida as a young girl. She attended the University of Florida and earned her bachelor’s degree in English and classics from New York University and a certificate in cinematography from the School of Visual Arts, New York. She holds a doctorate in political science from the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.

Rita Mae Brown

Rita Mae Brown Web Links:

Brown’s visit to Bucknell is co-sponsored by the:

  • Office of the President
  • University Lectureship Committee
  • Association for the Arts
  • Committee on Campus Diversity
  • Stadler Center for Poetry
  • Race Gender Resource Center
  • the departments of English and comparative humanities
  • Deans of Students Office
  • Women’s Resource Center
  • Office of LGBT Awareness

For more information, call 570-577-3303.


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