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Elizabeth Emerson - Letters From Red Farm

Sunday, October 24, 2021 • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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Elizabeth Emerson will be at The Country Bookshop discussing her new historical biography, Letters From Red Farm: The Untold Story of the Friendship Between Helen Keller and Journalist Joseph Edgar Chamberlain.

Registration is Free.

Due to limited space registration is required for the event.

Autographed books will be available for purchase.


In 1888, young Helen Keller traveled to Boston with her teacher, Annie Sullivan, where they met a man who would change her life: Boston Transcript columnist and editor Joseph Edgar Chamberlin. Throughout her childhood and young adult years, Keller spent weekends and holidays at Red Farm, the Chamberlins' home in Wrentham, Massachusetts, a bustling environment where avant-garde writers, intellectuals, and social reformers of the day congregated. Keller eventually called Red Farm home for a year when she was sixteen.Informed by previously unpublished letters and extensive research, Letters from Red Farm explores for the first time Keller's deep and enduring friendship with the man who became her literary mentor and friend for over forty years. Written by Chamberlin's great-great granddaughter, this engaging story imparts new insight into Keller's life and personality, introduces the irresistible Chamberlin to a modern public, and follows Keller's burgeoning interest in social activism, as she took up the causes of disability rights, women's issues, and pacifism.


Elizabeth Emerson is a former grant writer and award-winning artist based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She has contributed material to PBS's film biography Becoming Helen Keller and written guest articles for the American Foundation for the Blind's Helen Keller Archival Collection and the Perkins Archives' newsletter.

Venue Information

The Country Bookshop
140 NW Broad St
Southern Pines, NC 28387
(910) 692-3211
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The Country Bookshop


140 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387
(910) 692-3211

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