On March 18, 2022, 19CRS will hear from Dr. Anne Boyd Rioux. This event was rescheduled from its Fall 2021 date.
Anne Boyd Rioux is a writer and expert on American women writers, uncovering the stories of their lives and fostering renewed appreciation for their forgotten or undervalued works. She is currently at work on a nonfiction narrative book about the 20th-century expatriate writer Kay Boyle, focusing on her years in Europe before, during, and after WWII, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The recipient of three NEH awards, one for public scholarship, Anne has a Ph.D. in American Studies and has been a professor for over twenty years. She is on the Board of Directors of the Biographers International Organization, and her essays and reviews appear in the Washington Post, Salon, Lit Hub, Lapham’s Quarterly, and elsewhere. She has been interviewed on the BBC, NPR, and radio programs in Ireland, Sweden, and Australia, and she speaks regularly at book stores, museums, and universities. She has delivered talks at the Boston Athenaeum, the Tuscon Book Festival, the Kansas City Library, the Harvard Bookstore, and more.