2023’s Women’s History Month theme is “Celebrating the Women Who Tell Our Stories.” During March, individuals nationwide will be uplifting the journalists, authors, and storytellers who have propelled women to where they are today. Throughout history, women have bravely forged ahead by sharing their stories, and they continue to make great strides today. Suppose you’re hunting for a way to celebrate these wise women. In that case, you are invited to the New Jersey State Library’s virtual author talk with historian and storyteller Carol Simon Levin.

On Tuesday, March 15th, the New Jersey State Library will host a virtual author talk with Carol Simon Levin. The seminar will take place from 12:00-1:00 pm. If you are interested in attending, you can access the Zoom call by visiting the link here: Zoom – NJSL. The theme of this seminar is “Women of the Seas and the Stars.” During this afternoon of conversation, you will have the opportunity to learn more about women who spent their lives working at sea and in the cosmos. From astronomers, marina scientists, and even human “computers,” these brave women led the way and pioneered discoveries that helped us understand the world around us (and beyond!).

Carol Simon Levin is a renowned and independent storyteller specializing in telling the tales of women not covered in your typical history books. She unearths the stories of those who time has forgotten and highlights their significant contributions to our progress. She is an NJ Council for the Humanities Public Scholar presenting “Reclaiming Our Voice: NJ’s Role in the Fight for Woman Suffrage.” In March 2020, she also published an article of the same name in Garden State Legacy. She also published “Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates,” highlighting the stories of 69 known and unknown women. Carol holds a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in women’s history and history of technology from Cornell University and a Master’s in Library Services from the University of Arizona. She is also the founder of Telling Her Stories.

Throughout history, women’s stories have been overlooked, underutilized, or omitted from traditional narratives. Telling the stories of women past and present not only helps to share incredible achievements but highlights the tenacity and brilliance of women worldwide. Storytellers like Ms. Levin fill the gaps in mainstream narratives and assure these remarkable women are given the credit they deserve. During Women’s History Month and every day, we must recognize the women who paved the way and whose greatness has fundamentally impacted our nation’s history.

This is a fantastic and free way to learn more about women whose stories you may not have heard, so do not miss the opportunity to participate in this beautiful event. If you have any questions before attending, please get in touch with the New Jersey State Library at (609) 278-2640 for additional details. An abundance of fascinating tales lie ahead, so be sure to register today!

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