Noteworthy American Irish Women Writers #WHM20 #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInSTEM
Today being Saint Patricks Day it seems fitting to take a look at some American Irish authors for Women’s History Month. Here is a thoughtful roundup from Kerri Wallace at the New York Public Library from a few years back:
While most people know Margaret Mitchell for her epic novel, Gone with the Wind, her love of writing carried from her childhood up until her death. She began her career as a feature writer for the Atlanta Journal. She wanted to write articles about prominent women in Georgia’s history, but her first article in the series highlighted a true story involving a woman dressing up as a man in the Civil War. The feature was canceled after strong negative reviews. However, Margaret Mitchell went on to leave her mark in our literary history by writing one of America’s best loved and greatest novels.
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