Thursday, March 15, 2018

Women's History Maps Program at Cornerstone Center for the Arts

Muncie Maps Program:  Celebrating Women Who Write
The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library is celebrating Women’s History Month with a public presentation in downtown Muncie.  Chick Lit: Mapping the Lives of Inspiring Female Authors will be presented at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts (520 East Main Street) on Tuesday, March 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the Colonnade Room.

This presentation will feature maps depicting the lives of female authors from Muncie, the state of Indiana, and around the world.  The program includes maps about famous authors Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling, Maya Angelou, and even Muncie’s own Emily Kimbrough.  But the program also includes lesser known authors and women whose work was never published in their lifetime.

The GRMC also has an exhibit of a map of famous women’s rights activists in its front windows on the balcony of Bracken Library.  And the GRMC created a special collection of online maps to celebrate Women’s History Month.  (Type “women in the world map” in the search box to access the available cartographic resources).

The presentation is free and open to the public and suitable for all ages.  Free parking is available.  For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.