March is Women’s History Month

“Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8, and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of Persons Day on October 18.” · Text under CC-BY-SA license

2015 Theme:  Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives – The National Women’s History Project believes “[t]he theme presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories – individually and collectively – into the essential fabric of our nation’s history.”

On Tuesday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at its regular meeting at Central Lincoln PUD Meeting Room, 2129 North Coast Highway, Newport, Central Oregon Coast NOW will celebrate Women’s History Month by having renowned lesbian author (and NOW member!) Lee Lynch discuss her book “The American Queer: The Amazon Trail”, a collection of her columns which chronicle over 25 years of her life as a lesbian.  Her column, “The Amazon Trail” has been running since 1986.  Winner of numerous awards, among them the 2009 Golden Crown Literary Society Trailblazer Award for lifetime achievement, recognizing the contributions Lynch has made to the field of lesbian literature.  In 2012, the Golden Crown Literary Society issued a new award for classic fiction and named it The Lee Lynch Classics Award. The  book awarded with the very first trophy was Lynch’s 1985 novel, The Swashbuckler.

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