Books in Common NW: Molly Peacock & Donna Bailey Nurse

Molly Peacock & Donna Bailey Nurse discuss Peacock's new history of neglected painter Mary Hiester Reid in FLOWER DIARY.

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How do you find time to paint when you need to get to the market to buy a chicken for dinner? Poet Molly Peacock delves into the history of overlooked painter Mary Hiester Reid in her new book Flower Diary: In Which Mary Hiester Reid Paints, Travels, Marries & Opens a Door . In conversation with writer Donna Bailey Nurse, Peacock shares her inventive portrait of this extraordinary woman whom modernism almost swept aside. Weaving threads of her own marriage with Hiester Reid's, following the history of empathy and examining how women manage the demands of creativity and domesticity, coping with relationships, stoves, and steamships, too. Perfect for fans of A Ghost in the Throat.

Calendar   Community Events
Location Virtual Event
Date Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Duration   1h 30m
Repeats? No