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Todd Doughty, Associate Director of Publicity
745 Broadway, 22nd Floor
NYC 10019
212-782-9796 phone
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Karen Essex has lectured extensively on women’s history, including topics such as Kleopatra’s true history and her relevance to today’s woman, the indelible link between art and power, and women’s hidden roles in monumental events. She has also given workshops on turning history into fiction and the art of adapting for the screen.

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She has visited with honors’ classes in literature, history, and women’s studies, sat on panels, luncheoned with students and faculty, and given many inspirational workshops to women writers and artists of all ages. Some of these organizations and schools include:

  • The Field Museum of Chicago (in conjunction with the touring exhibit Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth)
  • Friends of the Vanderbilt Librar
  • The National Women’s Book Association
  • University of North Carolina, Asheville
  • Vanderbilt University (honors classes)
  • Ball State University
  • Harpeth Hall Academy
  • The Centennial Club (a women’s organization celebrating literacy, history, current events)
  • The Margaret Cunningham Women’s Center of Vanderbilt University
  • Borders Books (a three-city screenwriting workshop)
  • Vromans Bookstore Workshop Series
  • The Southern Festival of Books
  • The New Orleans Festival of Words and Music
  • The Southern Kentucky Festival of Books
  • The Nashville Screenwriter’s Conference
  • M.T.S.U. Guest Writers Series
  • Goddard College, Guest Writers Series

She has also discussed her work on The Today Show, PBS’s A Word on Words hosted by John Seigenthaler, NPR’sThe Fine Print with Rebecca Bain and other NPR and PBS programs.

Karen will be happy to work with you in adapting one of her lectures to the needs of your school or organization.