Salon@615 with Elaine Weiss author of The Woman's Hour in conversation with Callie Khouri

Join us this summer for a city-wide book club and read The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of winning it. 

Read. Remember. Vote. After we study our past, we’ll play our part in the future when Davidson County holds a major election August 1, 2019. Let's read together, vote together, and aim for 100% voter turnout. 

Join us for an afternoon with Elaine Weiss, award-winning journalist and writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

In conversation with Callie Khouri, Weiss will discuss her book, The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, about one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.

Callie Khouri is the Oscar Award–winning screenwriter of “Thelma & Louise,” the creator and producer of the television series “Nashville,” as well as many other screenplays for film and television. She continues to be honored for her writing as well as her commitment to the honest portrayal of women on screen. She currently has several projects in development.


Event Guidelines

This Salon@615 is a free, ticketed event. A very limited number of tickets will be available on-site on the day of the event, after which walk-up guests will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis. We strongly recommend arriving early for the on-site and walk-up ticket line. To ensure a guaranteed seat, ticket holders need to be seated by 2:45 pm. Any seats that are unfilled at 2:45 will begin to be filled with walk-up guests.

To join the signing line at this event, you MUST purchase a copy of The Woman’s Hour. As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount!


More about The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have approved the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote; on last state - Tennessee - is needed for women’s voting rights to be the law of the land. The suffragists face vicious opposition from politicians, clergy, corporations, and racists who don’t want black women voting. And then there are the “Antis” - women who oppose their own enfranchisement, fearing suffrage will bring about the nation’s moral collapse. And in one hot summer, they all converge for a confrontation, replete with booze and blackmail, betrayal and courage. Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, The Woman’s Hour is the gripping story of how America’s women won their own freedom, and the opening campaign in the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.


More about Elaine Weiss:

Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalist and writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper's, The New York Times, and The Christian Science Monitor, as well as in reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. A MacDowell Colony Fellow and Pushcart Prize Editor's Choice honoree, she is also the author of Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army in the Great War.

More about Salon@615

Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership between the Nashville Public LibraryHumanities TennesseeBookPageParnassus Books and the Nashville Public Library Foundation. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author talks and book signings to our community. Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author reading series on Nashville’s cultural calendar.

Event date: 
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143128991
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 5th, 2019