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PEN America Winter 2017 Author’s Evening with Ellen Fitzpatrick

*This Event is Sold Out*


You are invited to a private dinner with historian Ellen Fitzpatrick.

The dinner will be hosted by Evangeline Morphos and Alan Brinkley and will take place at their home on Central Park West on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

Ellen will discuss her latest book, The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency, which tells the story of three remarkable women who set their sights on the Presidency. The arduous, dramatic quests of Victoria Woodhull (1872), Margaret Chase Smith (1964), and Shirley Chisholm (1972) illuminate today’s political landscape, shedding light on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for the Oval Office.

Praise for The Highest Glass Ceiling: “Ellen Fitzpatrick’s wise and winning The Highest Glass Ceiling is destined to become the Profiles in Courage of the 2016 Presidential election, situating this year’s presumptive Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton in a historic field of bold female contenders…Fitzpatrick’s compelling portraits supply not just the how and when, but also the why, teaching valuable lessons that everyone who cares about American Presidential politics will be grateful to learn.” —Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life

Ellen Fitzpatrick, a professor and scholar specializing in modern American political and intellectual history, is the author and editor of eight books. Her last book, New York Times bestseller Letters to Jackie became the basis of a highly regarded documentary film by Bill Couturie entitled Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy. Fitzpatrick served as Associate Producer. She has been interviewed as an expert on modern American political history by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, CBS’s Face the Nation, National Public Radio and has appeared on the PBS News Hour.

Seating at this dinner is limited and available by making a donation to PEN America.

Please contact Florencia Varela at fvarela@pen.org for more information.

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