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Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Please join us for a special event to celebrate the publication of Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life by Dianna Hunter.

Thursday, May 17 | 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Elmer L. Andersen Library
University of Minnesota, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
Parking & directions

Free & open to the public.

About the Book

This is Dianna Hunter’s story: A frank account by turns comic and painful of a well-behaved Midwestern girl finding her way through polite denial and represesion and running head-on into the eye-opening events of the 1960s and ’70s before landing on a dairy farm.

A bumpy route takes Dianna to the Twin Cities, then to rural Minnesota and Wisconsin as — by way of the anti-war movement, women’s liberation, and a dose of lesbian feminism — she and her friends try to establish a rural utopia free of sexual oppression, violence, materialism, environmental degradation — and men. They dream big, love as they see fit, and make do until they don’t.

A firsthand account of the lesbian feminist movement at its inception, Wild Mares is a deeply personal, wryly wise, and always engaging view of identity politics lived and learned in real life and, literally, on the ground, flourishing in the fertile soil of a struggling dairy farm in the American heartland. 

More about the book at z.umn.edu/wildmares.

Details

Date:
May 17
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries
Phone:
612-624-9339
Email:
stangret@umn.edu
Website:
https://www.continuum.umn.edu/friends

Venue

Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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