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Stephanie Schorow – A Boston Harbor Islands Adventure

July 17, 2023 @ 7:30 pm EDT

In 1891, four intrepid women from Lowell, Massachusetts, sailed to a remote island in Boston Harbor for a 17-day escape from New England’s prim and proper society. Calling themselves the Scribe, the Aristocrat, the Acrobat, and the Autocrat, the women stayed in a cottage on Great Brewster Island, reveling in the chance to shed their identities of wife, mother, and daughter. In this book, readers relive their sojourn through their remarkable journal – which is in the collection of Harvard University – filled with observations, illustrations, photography, and poetry, reproduced by the Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands.

Stephanie Schorow is a Boston-based freelance writer and journalism instructor. She is the author, co-author, or editor of nine books on Boston history: Inside the Combat Zone: The Stripped Down story of Boston’s most Notorious Neighborhood; Drinking Boston: A History of the City and its Spirits; The Cocoanut Grove Fire; Boston on Fire; East of Boston: Notes from the Harbor Island; and The Crime of the Century: How the Brink’s Robbers Stole Millions and the Hearts of Boston. With co-author Beverly Ford, she wrote The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums and Hangouts and served as the editor of Boston’s Fire Trail with the Boston Fire Historical Society. She has worked as an editor and reporter for the Boston Herald, the Associated Press and numerous other publications. She wrote restaurant reviews for the Boston Globe North section until the COVID-19 pandemic suspended reviewing.

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Date:
July 17, 2023
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7:30 pm EDT
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Friends of the Library
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Friends of the Walpole Public Library

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Community Room
143 School Street
Walpole, MA 02081 United States
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Details

Date:
July 17, 2023
Time:
7:30 pm EDT
Event Categories:
, ,

Organizer

Friends of the Library
Email
info@walpolefriends.org

Other

Sponsored by
Friends of the Walpole Public Library

Venue

Community Room
143 School Street
Walpole, MA 02081 United States
+ Google Map