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A Medieval Evening: Virtual Author Event With Shelley Puhak & David M. Perry

Tuesday April 12 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a Medieval evening, as we talk with two authors who’ve written recent books about the Medieval Ages.

The Dark Queens, by Shelley Puhak is about the remarkable, little-known story of two trailblazing women in the Early Middle Ages who wielded immense power, only to be vilified for daring to rule.

The Bright Ages, by David M. Perry and Matthew Gabriele is a lively and magisterial popular history that refutes common misperceptions of the European Middle Ages, showing the beauty and communion that flourished alongside the dark brutality—a brilliant reflection of humanity itself.

Shelley Puhak is a critically acclaimed poet and writer whose work has appeared in the AtlanticLapham’s QuarterlyTeen Vogue, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Her essays have been included in The Best American Travel Writing and selected as Notables in four consecutive editions of The Best American Essays. She is the author of of two books of poetry, most recently Guinevere in Baltimore, winner of the Anthony Hecht Prize. The Dark Queens is her nonfiction debut. She lives in Maryland.

David Perry is a journalist, medieval historian, and senior academic advisor in the history department at the University of Minnesota. He was formerly a professor of history at Dominican University. Perry is the author of Sacred Plunder: Venice and the Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade, and his writing on history, disability, politics, parenting, and other topics has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Nation, the Atlantic, and CNN.com, among others.

Co-Sponsored by the Avon Library & Avon Historical Society.

Please register and a Zoom link will be sent out before the event.


Tuesday April 12 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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