Rosie the Riveter the focus of upcoming book talk in Richmond

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Rosie the Riveters are focus of upcoming book talk in Richmond
Image from the book, Poster Girl.

By Kathy Chouteau

Development Manager Sarah Jo James from Rosie the Riveter Trust will chat with author Shelley Blanton-Stroud about her critically acclaimed historical novel, Poster Girl, on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

The event will occur Thurs., Dec. 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Biancoverde at the Hotel Mac in Point Richmond, and will be followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing. Guests can also anticipate drinks and ample appetizers throughout the evening. Tickets for the evening, which is part of the Rosie Presents! series, range from $10 per person for regular admission, to $25 for admission plus the book.

The book discussion, which occurs on the anniversary of the sneak attack that drew the U.S. into WWII, will focus on the women who worked as “Rosie the Riveters” in the Richmond shipyards. In the book, a mystery unfolds against the backdrop of the Rosie experience—workers supporting their country while weathering women’s and minority rights, the labor movement and the prevailing winds of social change.

The book was praised as “an excellent read…torn out of the headlines of World War II…with sympathetic characters, set in a place and time that leaps off the page,” according to the San Francisco Book Review.

“Come and experience an unforgettable evening filled with literature, laughter and great company,” stated Rosie the Riveter Trust about the event on Eventbrite.

For more info or tickets, click here. Biancoverde at the Hotel Mac is located at 50 Washington Ave. in Richmond.