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Rosie Presents! “Poster Girl” with author Shelley Blanton-Stroud
December 7, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rosie Presents! An Evening with Shelley Blanton-Stroud, Author of Poster Girl
Join us for an exciting in-person event in Biancoverde at Hotel Mac’s private banquet room in the heart of historical downtown Point Richmond, CA!
On the occasion of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Rosie the Riveter Trust will be presenting a conversation with author Shelley Blanton-Stroud about her critically acclaimed historical novel, Poster Girl. The book centers around the real women behind “Rosie the Riveter,” who took on welding jobs in Richmond’s shipyards to help the war effort in a compelling mystery that casts light on the struggle for women’s and minority rights, the labor movement, and the forces of social changes at the time. The San Francisco Book Review praised the book as “an excellent read…torn out of the headlines of World War II…with sympathetic characters, set in a place and time that leaps off the page.”
Your evening will include drinks, heavy appetizers, and a conversation with Sarah Jo James, Development Manager at Rosie the Riveter Trust, and author Shelley Blanton-Stroud, followed by a Q&A with the audience and a book signing. Come and experience an unforgettable evening filled with literature, laughter, and great company. See you there!
Shelley grew up in California’s Central Valley, the daughter of Dust Bowl immigrants who made good on their ambition to get out of the field. Recently retired from teaching writing at Sacramento State University, she serves as President of the Board of 916 Ink, an arts-based creative writing nonprofit for children, and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. Shelley is the author of the critically acclaimed Jane Benjamin Mystery series, including Copy Boy, Tomboy, and Poster Girl. Her writing has been a finalist in the Sarton Book Awards, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, Killer Nashville’s Silver Falchion Award, the American Fiction Awards, and the National Indie Excellence Awards. For more information, visit https://shelleyblantonstroud.com.
Rosie the Riveter Trust celebrates the stories of sacrifice, opportunity, and profound social change that took place in America during World War II. As the official nonprofit partner of Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park located in Richmond, California, we help honor the strong work ethic of people from all backgrounds who worked on the home front. Through historic preservation and educational programming, we inspire people to learn from history and apply those lessons in today’s world. To learn more and to support our work, please visit rosietheriveter.org
- $10 – enjoy full entry to the evening’s activities including drinks, appetizers, and author discussion
- $25 – enjoy full entry to the evening’s activities including drinks, appetizers, and author discussion PLUS get your copy of Poster Girl at a 20% discount!
*Shelley Blanton-Stroud has generously donated 15% of book sales from this event to further Rosie the Riveter Trust’s youth programs and historic preservation projects!*