Aug

12

2021

Book Talk: Byrd’s Books of Bethel CT

7:30 p.m. 178 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel CT

Yale College had been all male for 268 year when it admitted its first women students in 1969. What happened next? Join Anne for a conversation on the tumultuous early years of coeducation with Byrd’s books’ History Book Group—possibly in person? That would be wonderful.

Dec

3

2020

Connecticut Literary Festival

7:00 p.m. Online event.

Join Anne and four other authors—a poet, two novelists, and a Newbery Award winner—for a lively conversation on books, culture, and literary life. Thought-provoking dialogue guaranteed.

Online event: Find out more info and register here.

Jan

21

2021

Book Talk: Cosmos Club of Washington DC

12:15 p.m. Private online event

Join Anne and Lawrie Mifflin, one of Yale’s first women undergraduates, for a virtual discussion about the tumultuous early years of coeducation at Yale, and the echoes of that era today. Lawrie is one of the five female students whose stories are at the center of Yale Needs Women.

Online event for club members.

Jan

21

2021

Book Talk: Breakwater Books of Guilford CT

7:00 p.m. Online event.

What was it like to be one of the teenage girls who broke the gender barrier at Yale? Join Anne and two of Yale’s first women undergraduates—Guilford resident Kay Hill and Bethany resident Connie Royster—to find out.

Online event. Advance registration required. You can register here.

Jan

28

2021

Book Talk: Wilton CT Historical Society

12:30 p.m. Online event.

Yale College had been all male for 268 years when it admitted its first women students in 1969. What happened next? Join Anne and two of Yale’s first women undergrads–Connie Royster & Shelley Fisher Fishkin–to learn more about this remarkable period in Connecticut history.

Online event. Advance registration required. You can register here.

Jan

28

2021

Book Club: Bryn Mawr School of Baltimore MD

7:00 p.m. Online event.

Baltimore’s Bryn Mawr School is launching an alumnae book club, and Yale Needs Women is its first book! Anne will be joined by the two Baltimore women who enrolled at Yale in the first year of coeducation: Bryn Mawr grad Candy Chandler and RPCS grad Ellen Reichenbach. It looks to be an interesting evening!

Online event for Bryn Mawr alumnae

Mar

3

2021

Book Talk: Waltham MA Public Library

7:00 p.m. Online event.

Start off Women’s History Month by hearing the story of the first women college students at Yale—outnumbered 7:1 by their male classmates, admitted in 1969 to help Yale continue to attract top men … and more powerful than Yale ever imagined possible. Special guests at this talk: Shirley Daniels and Lawrie Mifflin, two of the five women whose stories are chronicled in Yale Needs Women. It’s a rare chance to hear directly from the women pioneers who lived this history–don’t miss it!

This talk will be streamed live on YouTube at this link. Find out more here.

Mar

4

2021

Book Talk: New Haven Museum and Historical Society

6:00 p.m. Online event.

Come hear a conversation between past and present–featuring Connie Royster, Zoe Hopson, Mackenzie Hawkins, and me. Connie is one of the five women students whose stories are at the center of Yale Needs Women; Zoe is the president of the Yale Black Women’s Coalition; her classmate Mackenzie is the editor in chief of the Yale Daily News, and I was the first woman to hold that role. I can’t wait!

Online event. Advance registration required. You can register here.

Mar

12

2021

Book Talk: Yale Working Women’s Network

12:00 noon. Online event.

A lunchtime conversation with two women groundbreakers at Yale–Connie Royster, who arrived as a student at Yale College in 1969, the first year of coeducation; and Assistant Dean Betsy Thomas Peterson, hired that same year as the first women in the Yale College Dean’s office who wasn’t a secretary.

Online event for members of the Yale Working Women’s Network

Mar

25

2021

Book Talk: Tewksbury MA Public Library

7:00 p.m. Online event.

It’s Women’s History Month, and the tumultuous early years of coeducation at Yale offer some insight into why much has changed for women since 1969 . . . and why much has not. And besides, it’s a pretty jaw-dropping story. I’ll be joined by special guests Virginia Tyson and Betsy Hartmann, two of the first women college students at Yale.

Online event. Advance registration required. You can register here.

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