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Author Visit: Karen Odden

Author Visit: Karen Odden In-Person

Join us as we host award winning mystery author Karen Odden!

The Victorian era lasted 64 years, from 1837, when Queen Victoria ascended the throne, to 1901, when she died. The period saw radical changes in almost every aspect of society — including rights for women, protections for children, extension of the vote, industrialization, and the transmission of information. In some ways, the immense changes caused in great part by the Victorian railways are very much like the dramatic shifts in our culture that have come about as a result of the internet. The Victorians wrestled with many of the same concerns that continue to be relevant today — social inequality, how to harness the new technology and keep it safe, and media storms in the wake of scandals, just to name a few. Join Karen Odden for a lively discussion of the Victorian era with images that bring it to life and suggest the ways the Victorian era connects to our own.

USA Today bestselling author Karen Odden earned her PhD in English literature from New York University, writing her dissertation on how the medical, legal, and popular literature written about Victorian railway disasters provided the foundations for our later understanding of “shell shock” and PTSD. Subsequently, she taught Victorian literature at the UW-Milwaukee, and edited for the academic journal Victorian Literature and Culture before writing fiction. Her five Victorian mystery novels, all set in 1870s London, have won awards for historical fiction and mystery. Her most recent, UNDER A VEILED MOON (2022), was nominated for both the Lefty and Agatha Mystery awards. She has lectured and taught all over the US at libraries and for writing groups. She serves on the national board for Sisters and Crime, and she lives in Arizona with her family. Connect with Karen at www.karenodden.com

Registration is required and begins June 22.

Thursday, July 6, 2023
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Chili - Barbara Ireland Community Room
Chili Public Library
  Adult Program  
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