Saturday, September 25, 2010

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House Books - a talk - Sept. 28, 2010, Vancouver BC

September 28, 2010 - 7 pm, Tuesday in Vancouver BC at the historic Sylvia Hotel, 1154 Guildford St on English Bay. The talk is free - drop-in only, seating limited. Hotel parking available.

Herstory Cafe presents author Anita Clair Fellman speaking on "The Impact of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House Books or How a Series of Children's Books Helps Explain Anti-Government Sentiment in the U.S."

Have dinner beforehand with the guest speaker and others, from 5:30 pm. Dinner reservations required: 604 681-9321. Food and beverages for purchase.

"Laura Ingalls Wilder's books, bestselling favourites for seventy-five years, offer an engaging picture, presumably true, of one family's late 19th-century pioneering experience on the Great Plains of the U.S. These beloved books are present everywhere in American life, and are the source of many people's understanding of the shaping influence of the frontier on U.S. character and history."

Anita Clair Fellman was previously an academic, teaching in Canada and the U.S. Her book, Little House, Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Impact on American Culture, was published in 2008.

For more information, see the Herstory Cafe website: