Writing with Scissors

The Big Read program will take place Oct. 11 at Ocean County Library.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, professor and author Ellen Garvey will discuss her research on scrapbooking from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance. People 150 years ago also dealt with “fake news” and information overload from a press they didn’t feel represented them. Garvey is also a professor of dystopian literature, and will examine the parallels between American History and themes in Station Eleven.

Writing with Scissors focuses on how women, African Americans, suffragettes, created their own versions of history – not what the press was reporting. We can learn a lot of details about history from the scrapbooks of famous people, including Langston Hughes, Frederick Douglas, Mark Twain, Susan B. Anthony and more.

As part of NEA Big Read, please join us in Mancini Hall, Wed. Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. for this unique glimpse into history. Register today on OCL's online calendar.

“First we only want to be seen, but once we’re seen, that’s not enough anymore. After that, we want to be remembered.” Station Eleven

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Professor Garvey’s website Visit the Scrapbook History website

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