Connecting Women in a Time of Disconnect: Choose History


CHOOSE THRILLING HISTORY.

with
ABBOT KAHLER
As seen in Smithsonian Magazine
+
ALEXIS COE
As seen on the History Channel

 

Thursday, May 7th
9 a.m. PST | 12 p.m. EST
FREE

TRUE STORIES AND CAMARADERIE.


Whether it’s ‘How do we respond to COVID-19?’ or ‘What would Princess Di’ do?’, we can’t help but look back at our history for the answers. An industry steeped in tradition, written history has shown a severe lack of Women’s History, leaving women in the dark on the previous women-of-influence until somewhat recently, as a result of Second-Wave Feminism. 

By gaining insight into the impact that women have made and continue to make on the world, we are better equipped to make our own. Who is there beyond the typical faces you see?

Join us in our next session and explore the influence of historic women taking on crime and corruption. Meet the women that drove the Bootleg King, George Remus’s rise and fall — brought to life by Abbott Kahler. Dive into the shoes of George Washington and explore how his wife Martha and other women impact his life as he navigates the tumultuous tides of politics during the birth of America with Alexis Coe. 

PANELISTS 

KAREN ABBOTT KAHLER | IGNITE CHOOSE HISTORY | READELYSIAN

KAREN ABBOTT KAHLER

Karen Abbott Kahler (AKA: Abbott K.), is the New York Times bestselling author of Sin In The Second City, American Rose, and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, and Amazon.

Abbott has written for newyorker.com, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, and other publications.

Her new book, The Ghosts of Eden Park, is an instant New York Times bestseller, an Edgar Award finalist for best fact crime, an Indie Next pick, an Amazon best book of 2019, and a Smithsonian Magazine top ten history book of 2019. 


ALEXIS COE | CHOOSE HISTORY | ELYSIAN IGNITE

ALEXIS COE

Alexis Coe is a historian, consulting producer, podcast host, public speaker, essayist, and the New York Times Bestselling Author of You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George of Washington and Alice+Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis (soon to be a major motion picture).

As a consulting producer, Alexis worked on History Channel’s three-part series Washington, co-working with Doris Kearns Goodwin and Railsplitter (February 2020). She is the host of podcast “No Man’s Land” from The Wing/Pineapple and co-hosted podcast “Presidents Are People Too!” from Audible. Alexis curated the ACLU’S 100 exhibition and was the assistant curator of the NYPL’s centennial exhibition in Bryant Park. 

She has appeared on CNN, the History Channel, C-SPAN, and CBS, and lectured at Columbia, West Point, Georgetown, Sarah Lawrence, NYU, the New School, the University of San Francisco, and many others. She has given talks sponsored by Hulu, Chanel, and Madewell. ​

In 2016 and 2017, Alexis’ work was included in The Best American Essays (about living as a feminist in Walden, California in Pacific Standard) and The Best American Travel Essays (the New Republic sent her on a seven day, mult-state wagon ride to reenact the Gold Rush), and in 2013, her essay on how marriage helps male professors get ahead was one of the Atlantic’s Great Debates of the Year.

She has contributed to the New Yorker, the New York Times’ opinion section, the New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, the Paris Review, Elle, and many others.

Moderated by Karen Floyd,
ELYSIAN Founder & Publisher

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