Thursday, September 8, 2022, 5:00 PM, Cullman Performance Hall, NC History Center

Lecture by Louisa Treger, presented by the English Speaking Union Colonial NC Branch.  Louisa Treger is the author of Madwoman, a provocative and powerful novel about the first female investigative journalist, Nellie Bly.  Down to her last dime and desperate to prove her worth, she came up with a dangerous plan: to fake insanity and have herself committed to the asylum on Blackwell’s Island.  When the asylum door swings shut behind her, she finds herself in a place of horrors, governed by a cruelty she could never have imagined.  Cold, isolated, filthy, and starving, her days of terror reawaken the traumatic events of her childhood. 

Louisa Treger’s third novel will have just been published in late August 2022.  Ms. Treger, a classical violinist and teacher, subsequently turned to literature, earning a Ph.D. in English at University College London and was awarded the West Scholarship and Rosa Morison Scholarship for distinguished work in the study of English Language and Literature.  All three of her novels were about fiercely independent and inspiring women who were ahead of their time.  Louisa lives in London.

This lecture is FREE and open to the public.