Suffrage Speech

Geraldine Brooks, Carol Gilligan, Marcia Randol and Rose Styron on Thursday will read passages from Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Solitude of Self, followed by a discussion of the speech and its author’s contributions to American democracy.

The free event is billed as A Celebration of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Solitude of Self. It takes place on July 31, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Chilmark Public Library.

Publisher and poet Jan Freeman, founder of the nonprofit Paris Press based in Ashfield, Mass., publishes an individual volume of Solitude of Self. She invites all to the free event to honor the women’s suffrage fighter.

Ms. Freeman believes Solitude of Self is as useful and necessary today as when Ms. Stanton presented it in 1892. For details, call 508-645-3360.