Literature Through the Ages: Women in Fiction


Literature Through the Ages: Women in Fiction takes place on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 7 pm to 8 pm in the Endowment Room at Ritter Library.

The novels of Alcott, Austen, Bronte, Woolf, and Morrison -to name a few- have endured, maintaining their role as canon in the world of fiction. As modern publishing has changed, and the amount of authors being published today increase expentially, new, exciting voices can be left unheard. Who are today's great women in fiction? What female characters are coming to life that have the same impact as Alcott's Little Women? Discuss our important female writers and female characters.

Literature doesn't mean the same thing to everyone, but like with many art forms we cannot imagine a world without it. Whether you like those 1000 page tomes or dime store pulp fiction, there is always one genre each and everyone of us can fall deep into it's imaginative world. Each month take a look at a small chunk of literary landscape, and in the tradition of the Socratic method, avoid the stuffy lecture and engage in a fun and lively conversation. So don't be afraid to bring your opinions.

Ritter Public Library is located at 5680 Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.