A Story of Two Smith 'Society Girls' in the Wild West

Dorothy Wickenden, Executive Editor of The New Yorker, visited Smith and spoke about her recent book "Nothing Daunted."
Thursday, March 1, 2012
4:30 pm Author Talk - Campus Center Carroll Room

Author and executive editor of The New Yorker, Dorothy Wickenden will discuss her book Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West. The two “society girls” are 1909 Smith alums, Dorothy Woodruff (Wickenden’s grandmother) and Rosamond Underwood. Several years ago, Wickenden came across a collection of letters that Woodruff had written home to Auburn, New York, from the small community of Elkhead, Colorado, where the two Smith friends had gone to teach in 1916. The letters became fodder for an article in The New Yorker in 2009 and then became the backbone of Nothing Daunted. For more about their story, read this SC Alumnae Association interview with the author, or read the news release posted on the Smith College news site.

A book-signing and reception will follow.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, the Smith College Archives, and the Sophia Smith Collection.

Dorothy Wickenden

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author Dorothy Wickenden, Executive Editor of The New Yorker and author of Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West

 

For more information, please contact:

Mary Irwin
Friends of the Smith College Libraries
(413) 585-2903
mirwin@smith.edu