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Helen Simonson — The Hazelbourne Ladies Motorcycle and Flying Club - with Susan Coll — at Conn Ave

Location 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008
Date Friday, May 10, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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The Hazelbourne Ladies Motorcycle and Flying Club event on May 10th promises to be a captivating evening for book lovers and history enthusiasts alike. Acclaimed author Helen Simonson will discuss her latest novel, which transports readers to the summer of 1919 and the social whirl of Hazelbourne-on-Sea. Protagonist Constance Haverhill left without prospects after the war, finds herself swept up in the vibrant world of Poppy Wirrall and her motorcycle club, where women embrace newfound freedoms. Simonson's whip-smart storytelling and vivid historical details will immerse attendees in a poignant coming-of-age tale, a tender romance, and a portrait of a nation on the brink of change. Joining Simonson in conversation is the esteemed Susan Coll, author of numerous acclaimed novels and the "Queen of Literary Comedy," according to Newsday. Together, these two literary powerhouses will offer a captivating exploration of Simonson's work and the themes that resonate with readers today. This free event promises to be an engaging and enlightening experience for all who attend, providing a unique opportunity to delve into the world of historical fiction and gain insights from two celebrated writers. With first-come, first-served seating, attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure their spot and immerse themselves in this literary event.

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