Join bestselling authors Heather Webb, Katherine Howe, and Kathleen Grissom for a lively conversation about women who redefined their place in the world.

Fans of historical fiction will appreciate the revolutionary female protagonists of Queens of London and A True Account: Hannah Masury’s Sojourn Amongst the Pyrates, Written by Herself. Katherine Howe pens a daring first-hand account of one young woman’s unbelievable adventure as one of the most terrifying sea rovers of all time. Queens of London, a tale of dark glamour and sisterhood, is a look at Britain’s first female crime syndicate, the ever-shifting meaning of justice, and the way women claim their power by any way possible. Inspired by the real-life Crow Mary, an Indigenous woman in 19th century North America, Kathleen Grissom’s Crow Mary is a rich exploration of intimacy, disparate cultures, and the natural world.

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  • This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
  • Events run one hour. Book sales and signings take place immediately after each event, and may run a half-hour or more.
  • For Covid protocol, please see our Festival Info page. For accessibility needs, contact Ray Nedzel by March 1.
  • All Festival authors and speakers represent themselves, and do not speak on behalf of Virginia Humanities or the University of Virginia.

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