Upcoming Appearance: Talk and Poetry on Early Circus Women at the East Lyme Public Library

Strange Girls:
Perspectives and Poems on the Lives of Early-1900s
Circus Women 

Join historian and poet Joanie DiMartino for a fascinating look at women who worked in the circus and sideshow at the turn of the 20th-century. Based on the research completed for her poetry collection of the same title, DiMartino will share both historical vignettes and poems inspired by these self-styled “strange girls”–women who chose to eschew the rigid social roles of their day and instead travelled throughout the country performing under the Big Top.  On with the Show!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
7 PM, Free
East Lyme Public Library
39 Society Rd, Niantic, CT


Tiger Trainer Mabel Stark & Rajah, c. 1930.