The Cortez Public Library celebrates Women’s History Month by hosting local writer and scholar Margaret “Midge” Kirk, who will introduce her book “They Persisted,” a tome that honors women who made a difference but didn’t always make headlines.
The presentation is part of the library’s Literary Fridays at the Library, a monthly event that showcases artists, authors, poets, storytellers and musicians from Southwest Colorado. It is at the library, 202 N. Park St., on March 16 at 10 a.m.
Kirk was born in Boston, attended the University of Rhode Island and graduated from Goddard College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies and Family Development and a master’s in feminism and social justice. She did post-graduate work at the University of Santa Monica, where she studied applied psychology and counseling.
Over 30 years ago, Kirk helped found HerStory, a stage presentation that brings historical figures to life in stage presentations. She writes about women who helped shape this country, and from her studies came the material that formulated and formed, “They Persisted,” the Cortez library said in a news release.
“They Persisted” illustrates how stories stitch us securely into a multi-generational quilt of life and community. “When we don’t know our own history, then our power and dreams are immediately diminished,” the news release said.
For information, call the Cortez Public Library at 970-565-8117.