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Strange Girls: Perspectives and Poems on the Lives of Early- 1900s Circus Women

Join historian and poet Joanie DiMartino for a fascinating look at women who worked in the circus and sideshow at the turn of the 20th-century.  Based on the research completed for her poetry collection of the same title, DiMartino will share both historical vignettes and poems inspired by these self-styled "strange girls"--women who chose to eschew the rigid social roles of their day and instead travelled throughout the country performing under the Big Top.  On with the Show! Please call (860) 739-6926 to reserve your seat.