"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart with Dr. Margery Kingsley, Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma

Thursday, August 16,
2018, 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 16,
2018, 7:30 pm

2800 W Gore Blvd

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The Lawton Arts & Humanities Council has chosen to discuss the theme, “The Journey Inward: Women’s Autobiography. This theme was developed with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.    The program, Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma, is a discussion group that comes together for a five-part, scholar-led series.  Each scholar opens the program, bringing the book to life, provoking the group’s curiosity with insights and raising questions that spark discussion.  All book discussions are held at Cameron University Library every third Thursday of each month at 6pm. This is a free program and books are available for check out at the Arts and Humanities Division's office. Call 580-581-3470 or 581-3471 for more information.

This is the second of the five-part, scholar-led series.

About Elinore Pruitt Stewart

She was born Elinore Pruitt; June 3, 1876 in White Bead Hill, which was then a settlement in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory (now an abandoned township in Garvin County, Oklahoma (founded 1906).  She was homesteader in Wyoming, and a memoirist who between 1909 and 1914 wrote letters describing her life there to a former employer in Denver, Colorado. Those letters, which reveal an adventurous, capable, and resourceful woman of lively intelligence, were published in two collections in 1914 and 1915. The first of those collections, Letters of a Woman Homesteader, was the basis of the 1979 movie Heartland. Read more about Elinore Pruitt Sterwart at Wikipedia and at the website www.elinorestewart.com

About the program - Books, services, and other materials for this series are provided by “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma”, a project of the Oklahoma Humanities. Funding for this series was provided by grants from the Inasmuch Foundation and Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the Oklahoma Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About the Oklahoma Humanities - The mission of the Oklahoma Humanities (OH) is to strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understand new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life.  OH is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  As the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we strive to stimulate discussion, encourage new perspectives, and to actively engage people in the humanities disciplines, such as history, literature, philosophy, and ethics.

The event is made possible by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the National Endowment of the Humanities with generous funding from the Inasmuch Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund.  Additional support is provided by the City of Lawton and Cameron University.

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