10:00 AM - Brooks Room
Celebrate strong women with AAUW and author Jane Kirkpatrick.
Throughout the year the American Association of Women has focused on programming highlighting the strength of women. From women on the home front, to women in need, and women in theater, and disaster relief AAUW celebrates exceptional women and their endeavors.
The final program on the AAUW schedule features Oregon author Jane Kirkpatrick, internationally recognized for her lively presentations and well-researched stories that encourage and inspire.
A New York Times Bestselling author, her works have appeared in more than 50 national publications including The Oregonian, Private Pilot and Daily Guideposts. With more than 1.5 million books in print, her 30 novels and non-fiction titles draw readers from all ages and genders. Most are historical novels based on the lives of actual historical women who lived extraordinary lives. Her works have won numerous national awards including the WILLA Literary Award, the Carol Award, USABestBooks.com, Will Roger's Medallion Award and in 1996, her first novel, "A Sweetness to the Soul," won the prestigious Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage and National Cowboy Museum. Her novels have also been finalists for the Spur Award, the Oregon Book Award, the Christy, Reader's Choice and the WILLA in both fiction and non-fiction. Several titles have been Literary Guild and Book of the Month choices and been on the bestsellers list for independent bookstores across the country, in the Pacific Northwest and the Christian Booksellers Association. Her books have been translated into German, Dutch, Finnish and Chinese.
The American Association of University Women is the nations leading voice in promoting equity and education for women and girls. The local branch meets monthly, has a strong scholarship program and supports the annual Tech Trek camp for junior high school girls interested in Science, Technology. Engineering and Math.
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