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May 5

Skirting Traditions Lecture Series - Carol Osman Brown on Patricia Myers

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Sharlot Hall Museum - 415 W. Gurley St., Prescott

Patricia Myers, reporter, columnist and editor for major newspapers and magazines in the greater Phoenix area before branching out to national and international publications, and then becoming a public relations consultant and internationally known jazz critic. Patricia moved to Arizona from Ohio in the 1960s, when there were few women journalists in newsrooms and started writing about Arizona people, places and events, she helped carve new inroads for women in a field once dominated by men.

Carol Osman Brown is a journalist, author, photographer, and educator. Her award-winning articles and photographs have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and newsletters, including the Arizona Republic, Arizona Highways, Native Peoples, and Sunset magazine. She wrote 1870-1970: Phoenix 100 Years Young (Arizona Highways, 1970) and a book chapter in Arizona Goes to War. Brown taught writing courses at Arizona State University and Rio Salado Community College. She won the 1990 national sweepstakes award from the National Federation of Press Women and has won awards from the Arizona Newspapers Association, Arizona Press Women, and other organizations. She is a past president of Arizona Press Women.

$3 for members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited, so please call 928-445-3122 to RSVP.

Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Writers and Journalists 1912-2012, an anthology, chronicles the lives and accomplishments of 28 Arizona women who exhibited resilience, creativity and the grit to survive, whether on the frontier of a young state or in a male-dominated profession. These are women who in their time, by "skirting traditions," were often controversial. The narratives in "Skirting Traditions" move forward from the beginning of statehood in 1912 to the modern day, describing daring feats, patriotic actions, and amazing accomplishments by women profiled. Please visit the Sharlot Hall Museum store to purchase your own copy of this book for $22.95.

In 2012, the book was designated an Arizona Centennial Legacy Project by the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission. Eighteen award winning members of the Arizona Press Women, sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women Education Fund, each penned a chapter for this project. Proceeds from book sales will fund college scholarships in Arizona.

To celebrate this centennial project Sharlot Hall Museum is pleased to present a series of lectures by each of the authors of Skirting Traditions throughout 2013.

For more information, please visit the Sharlot Hall Museum website.