“Cokie Roberts regularly dissects the power dynamics of modern-day Washington. As an author, though, she’s demonstrated a special regard for the farther reaches of American history and its behind-the-scenes players.” – New York Times Book Review
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale – Horvitz Auditorium
One East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Cokie Roberts offers a riveting look at Washington, D.C. and the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women during one of the most dramatic periods in America’s history.
With CAPITAL DAMES: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 (HarperCollins; On Sale April 19, 2016), she zeroes in on the wives, sisters, and female friends of the men leading America into, and through, this unprecedented conflict. Because of the war, these “belles” of Washington society blossomed into suffragists, journalists, social activists, and philanthropists, engaging with the issues of the day on their own terms and, along with the women who worked in and influenced the government, transformed a sleepy, social Southern city into a place of power and action.
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Join best-selling author Cokie Roberts as she offers a riveting look at Washington, D.C. and the experiences, contributions, and impact of women who helped shape the nation in Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868.
CONFLICT and CREATIVITY are the BIG Cs when writing. I like my characters to have inner conflicts that reflect introspection and that create growth as stories unfold.
These are obvious Cs for the Challenge and to be honest, I toyed with many others, but at the end of the day, I am looking for defining ways and there is nothing that defines characters or individuals more than the way they react to CONFLICT!
And nothing Defines a writer more than the creative way with which the story is spun.
Outer conflicts with interaction are key in storylines. In Defined by Others Anne and Connie have their share of inner and outer conflicts.