Celebrating women's voices in Freeport

Arts Council hosts Book Talk event for Women's History Month.


The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport is sponsoring their next Book Talk event on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Freeport Recreation Center.

The program is in honor of Women's History Month and will feature three writers with ties to Freeport.

Dr. Debra Blaine, a Freeport High School graduate and author of medical thrillers, will be speaking. Her latest book, "Code Blue," looks at the effects of greed on the American healthcare system and western corporate culture.

Nancy Solomon, the Executive Director of Long Island Traditions and author of several books on maritime traditions that include Freeport, will also be featured.

Lastly, Barbara Spinelli, career counselor at the Freeport Memorial Library and author of a memoir about love and loss during the Vietnam War, will speak about her writing journey.

All three authors will discuss diverse women’s experiences, identities, knowledge, and strength and will read brief excerpts from their books.

The event is free to the public and will last one hour. Refreshments will be served, and attendees will have the opportunity to purchase books from the authors.