Carmen Goldthwaite at SMU DeGolyer Library’s reception, program and booksigning for Texas Dames: Sassy and Savvy Women Throughout Lone Star History. Speaking about businesswomen in and around Dallas, such as Sarah Cockrell whose papers live on at the DeGolyer.
Speaking with visitors at the Heritage Museum in Big Springs—talking about “the Dames” and signing copies of the new book from The History Press of Charleston.
Keeping alive their stories... it's what we do.
To paraphrase an old song, “I love to tell the stories…” only these are the stories of Texas’ gutsy gals, the women profiled in Texas Dames: Sassy and Savvy Women Throughout Lone Star History—and I don’t sing, I talk. The Texas Dames’ lives and stories span the state from the Rio Grande to the Red River, the Sabine River to the border sands with Mexico, from old cities to tiny villages, from the 1600’s to today. Without these women, Texas’ luster would be dimmer.
“I would like to thank Carmen Goldthwaite for the delightful presentation of some of her women from the book…” Max Ratheal, sheriff of the Fort Worth Corral of Westerners International in his newsletter to members after a November talk. He read the book and urged his members to do likewise with “…nice read…Ladies I never knew existed impacted our Texas History in startling ways.”
Would you like to hear some of these stories told? If so, let’s talk about time, date and particular subject or subjects in which your group—civic, religious, professional, educational—might be interested. Subscribe to my free monthly newsletter, “Scribblers Sanctuary” for a monthly roundup of story events as well as a few “Texana Tips” for the Texas History lover.
TOPICS OR STORIES TO TELL
I speak to groups on almost every interest, to almost any age, and in almost any region. Some storytelling venues have asked for an overview, a sampling of this diverse group of women. Others have asked for women who’ve influenced particular aspects of Texas life, who’ve pioneered in areas such as these:
Agriculture and Banking…Artists and Entertainers…Educators and Doctors…
Lawyers and Legislators…Scientists and Aviators…Circus Owners and Opera Stars…Bridge Builders and Timber Queens…Church Builders and Ministers…
Athletes and Social Reformers…Spies, Gamblers and Revolutionaries.
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UPCOMING “Texas Dames” Events:
Airing a discussion about the Dames and the writing of the book on Chronicles of the Old West; interviewed, late January. www.chronicleoftheoldwest.com/the-radio-show2.shtml.
The Billy Sills Lecture in Fort Worth, Saturday, Feb. 23—10-12 a.m.; public invited. Held at the Billy Sills Archives of Fort Worth ISD, 2720 Cullen, 2nd Floor. For more about this or other monthly lectures contact: http://www.fwisd.org/archive/
Booksigning and casual discussion in Round Rock at the Barnes & Noble, March 9, Saturday, 2-4 pm.
Denton County History and Cultural Office—noon, May 16, in the beautiful old county courthouse and museum, the organizations “end of year” program.
If you and your organization would like to hear these stories—some fabled and well known and many little known or less remembered—I’m booking now!
P. O. Box 470841
Fort Worth, Tx 76147