Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Eau Claire's Cave Poetess Discussion (April 12 at 4 pm)
Dr. Farrar will be discussing an undated handwritten booklet of 81 poems from the early-twentieth-century by a woman named Maud Phillips, who also published poetry in The Leader under the pen name Violet Leigh.
While never a famous poet, Phillips gained considerable notoriety in her community, having been twice committed to a mental asylum against her will as a result of unconventional life choices including engaging in love affairs with married men and her decision to move her family into a cave beside the Eau Claire River.
This event is free and open to the public.