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February 24, 2010

Scarlett Fever!

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CHAUTAUQUA

SOUTH 

 

Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                          

                    DATE: FEBRUARY 24, 2009                                                                                                             

                    CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403             

SCARLETT FEVER AT BLAKE LIBRARY MARCH 11

WHO:          Sponsored by the Friends of the Blake Library, Inc., in support of the Martin County Library System

 WHAT:  Chautauqua South

                  Scarlett Fever  

                  Presented by Debra Conner

In celebration of Great Women’s History Month, actress and scholar Debra Conner will portray Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell in her original one-woman play, “Scarlett Fever,” 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 11 in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart. The performance is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.

Margaret Mitchell’s novel Gone with the Wind, published in 1935, and the movie that followed in 1939, brought the author fame and fortune. But Mitchell was a reluctant celebrity, astonished by the attention that her book brought. Moreover, she viewed the creation of the book and its publication as an accident.

In Conner’s Scarlett Fever, Margaret Mitchell, sassy and spirited as Scarlett herself, describes how her fascination with stories of the Old South led her to write Gone with the Wind and how its popularity turned her world upside down. In addition, she offers fascinating insights into the making of the movie.   

Debra Conner began portraying Emily Dickinson in 1997, thanks to a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Since then, she has performed for Humanties Councils in many states, including Maryland, Ohio and Arkansas. She also has toured with the Ohio Chautauqua program and since 1998 has been part of the West Virginia Humanities Council’s History Alive! Program. Debra also conducts workshops and residencies in creative writing. Her writing has appeared in many publications.

 

   

WHEN:      Thursday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

HOW:          Free and open to the public.  No tickets or reservations required.

For more information call 772/221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South brochure at any branch

library, or visit the library Web site at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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