Ruth P. Watson lives in Atlanta with her family. She divides her time between writing and educating. She’s the author of Blackberry Days of Summer, An Elderberry Fall, Cranberry Winter, and the children’s books Hard Lessons and Who Said a Girl Can’t Be the President? Her new novel A Right Worthy Woman, based on the life of the first African American banker Maggie Lena Walker, was released on June 13, 2023. Blackberry Days of Summer, her first historical novel has been adapted into a musical stage play, Blackberry Daze, and was nominated for the prestigious Helen Hayes award by hostess Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She is the recipient of the Caversham Writer’s Residency, in KwaZulu, South Africa and first runner up in the Frank Derby Literary Award. She also hosts a “Step Up and Pitch It” summit in Atlanta, which educates the community on Atlanta’s growing film and television industry. Ruth Watson is a former appointee on the Fulton County Arts Council and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

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Unsung Women

March 20, 2024 2PM – 3:30PM

Expand your understanding of three historic women in this inspiring panel with Ruth P. Watson, Virginia Pye, and Stephanie Dray.

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