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Author and actress Laurie James gives solo drama of women’s rights pioneer Margaret Fuller, 3/28

Monday, March 19, 2012  
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For immediate release – 3/19/12
Contact: Womanspace, 815-877-0118
Director of Communications Rita Elliott, 815-226-3374

Rockford, Ill., – Author and actress Laurie James will give a solo drama about women’s rights pioneer Margaret Fuller in a presentation titled, "Men, Women & Margaret Fuller,” at Rockford College’s Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center, 5050 East State Street, Rockford on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 7 p.m.. Clark Arts Center is accessible.

The one-woman production written and performed by Laurie James, tells the story of Margaret Fuller. Lost in a shipwreck in 1850 at age 40, Fuller was a world celebrity – her era’s Gloria Steinem. She influenced thousands, including Susan B. Anthony, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau, with her groundbreaking book, Woman in the Nineteenth Century. Another work, Summer on the Lakes, chronicled her pioneering trip to Rockford in 1843. She was the first woman permitted inside The Harvard Library for research and the first woman foreign correspondent and professional war correspondent.

Laurie James promotes women’s issues with her original acclaimed solo dramas about Margaret Fuller and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She has performed Off-Broadway, throughout the US, and around the world. Laurie’s book Men, Women, and Margaret Fuller won the non-fiction award from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. To order tickets contact Womanspace at 815-877-0118 or visit for more information.

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