Tea lovers, history buffs, and those looking for a unique experience will delight in attending the Lockwood-Matthews Museum’s annual Victorian Tea, featuring a talk by critically-acclaimed author and Emmy Award winner Kate Manning. Guests will enjoy a formal traditional tea surrounded by unparalleled Gilded Age interiors and furniture, and the splendor of the most magnificent mansion in Connecticut.
Authors Christina Baker Kline and Kate Manning come together to talk about how the events of the 19th century inspired their respective work. Kline’sOrphan Train is the story of a child sent to the Midwest on an orphan train, but now grown up is uncovering the mystery of her past. Manning’s My Notorious Lifefictionalizes the life of a midwife who became powerful, wealthy, and controversial in her practices of supporting women’s reproductive rights.
This event is free and seating is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 6. Books will be for sale with a 15% discount for those in attendance. If you have questions, contact Laura Lee at email@example.com or 212.431.3200 ext. 259.
September 17th, 7pm
Dolphin Bookshop & Cafe, Port Washington, NY
299 Main Street
Port Washington, NY 11050
November 1st at 5 p.m.
Kate Manning, author of My Notorious Life, will be the featured speaker. This novel is the evocative, absolutely unforgettable new novel from Kate Manning. Inspired by the true story of Ann Trow Lohman, a female physician who became one of the most controversial figures in Victorian New York City. My Notorious Life, now published in paperback, vibrantly portrays a charismatic, passionate woman who changed the lives of countless others.
Reviews for My Notorious Life:
“A daring page-turner.” — O, The Oprah Magazine
“This intriguing, thought-provoking work of historical fiction is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.”— Real Simple
Booktowne, Manasquan, NJ
with Christina Baker Kline
171 Main Street
Manasquan, NJ 08736
September 23rd, 6pm
Dittrick Museum, Cleveland, OH
Third floor of the Allen Memorial Medical Library
(corner of Euclid Avenue and Adelbert Road)
11000 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
September 16, 7pm
The Girly Book Club
103 Avenue B , New York, NY (map)
New to New York? Or just want to discuss great books with like minded friends? This group was started because there’s nothing better than sharing a great book. Come to laugh, have fun and exchange stories over a glass or two! From the humble beginnings of a few avid readers meeting once a month in London in 2008, The Girly Book Club network now extends around the world and would be delighted to welcome you, wherever you are! Please join us for an evening with author Kate Manning and her new novel My Notorious Life.
September 3, Noon
Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT
53 W. Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355
September 4, 7pm
The Westport Library
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880
August 23, 2-4pm
Barnes and Noble Norwalk, CT
360 Connecticut Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854
(o) 203-866-2213 (f) 203-838-7229
August 20th, 7pm
Rockville Center Library
221 N. Village Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
August 14th, 7pm
Northshire Books, Manchester, VT
4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, Vermont 05255
August 13th, 7pm
Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
25 White Street
August 12th, 7pm
Odyssey Books, South Hadley, MA
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
Repro Justice Walk, Lower Manhattan
Discover the history behind “My Notorious Life” while touring the streets and neighborhoods where Axie Muldoon grew up and practiced as a midwife. Learn about the real-life character–Ann Lohman, AKA “Madame Restell,” who inspired her story. Along the way, you’ll encounter fascinating characters, performances, and city locations with a rich history–and contemporary significance. Kate Manning will be a featured author in this event, and will be signing books at Judson Memorial Church at tour’s end.
Begin: Chambers and Hudson at 1 Hudson Street (near #1 train on Chambers)
Time and Length (Approximate): Ninety minutes; distance 1.5 miles.
Order Tickets at Brown Paper Bag
Read more at the Tenement Museum blog
May 14th, 7pm
Christina Baker-Kline & Kate Manning
Join Kate Manning in conversation with Christina Baker Kline, author of the NY Times #1 Bestseller Orphan Train, for a conversation about fact & fiction, and how novelists bring the past alive.
One Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101
May 12th, 6:30pm
Freeport Community Library
10 Library Drive
Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train and Kate Manning, author of My Notorious Life, will be at the library for a shared book talk and discussion of writing, history, and fiction.
May 7th, 7pm
Reading Roulette, Litcrawl NYC
The Bell House
149 Seventh St., Brooklyn
Please join Kate Manning & other writers for Reading Roulette, to benefit Litcrawl NYC, a literacy project
*Reading Roulette is a game of ‘literary karaoke,’ wherein Lit Crawl NYC tests your literary (and comedic) mettle. Participants get on stage to read famous literary passages—where the passage is selected at random, as is the voice in which to read it
Lit Crawl event page
Link to purchase tix
April 16, 6-8 pm
History in Fiction
Cambridge in America Book Club
The Century Association
Join Kate Manning, author of My Notorious Life, and Christina Baker Kline, author of NY Times #1 Bestseller, Orphan Train for a conversation about fact and fiction, and how novelists bring the past alive.
April 2nd, 7pm
“Fact & Fiction”
Kate Manning & Christina Baker Kline
Kate talks to the author of #1 Bestseller Orphan Train
about how novelists make the past come alive
March 5th, 7pm
Marisa Silver in Conversation with Kate Manning
Please join Kate Manning for a conversation with the New Yorker writer Marisa Silver, whose luminous new novel, Mary Coin, was inspired by an iconic photograph taken during the Depression.
Wednesday, January 29
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January 9, 2014, 7pm
KGB Bar, New York
Kate Manning reading with Adelle Waldman, author of THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF NATHANIEL P., and Jonathan Miles, author of WANT NOT. Waldman’s novel is “Brilliant…a crisp, comic novel of manners and ideas…” (NPR) and Miles’ book is called “highly inventive and corrosively funny.” The event is for the benefit of the inspirational, sorely-needed organization, BEHIND THE BOOK, which brings writers to NYC schools.
Reading & Book Raffle with libations and other fuel. *Free*
7pm at KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St. NYC.
NPR’s Studio 360
December 13, 2013
Interview with Kurt Anderson
“Kate Manning’s new novel, My Notorious Life, deserves the adjective “Dickensian” — the street urchins, the secrets of the well-born, the reversals of fortune. But it’s also grittier and grislier than anything Dickens could have published…”
Freerange Reading Series
November 5, 7:30pm
At Culturefix (Art Gallery & Bar)
9 Clinton St., New York, NY
With Novelist Kate Manning (My Notorious Life), Nathaniel “Natty” Adams (I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman), Thomas Page McBee (writer for VICE, columnist at The Rumpus)
Tuesday 12 November, 7 – 9 pm
NOTORIOUS: The Midwifery of Fiction
A conversation with Kate Manning ’79, author of My Notorious Life; and
Sarah Burnes ’89, literary agent, The Gernert Company.
Sponsored by YALE Alumni Association
Rose Alumni House
232 York St.
New Haven, Connecticut
Free, public event/Refreshments will be served.
The Rowayton Library
November 20, 7pm
33 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, Connecticut
Talk & book signing, wine & cheese reception
Book clubs welcome
Free public event
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 6pm
The Corner Bookstore
1313 Madison Ave. at 93rd Street
New York, NY
Monday, September 16, 2013 7pm
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Rd.
Madison, Ct. 06443
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
“The Working Bookstore for the Reading Class”
314 Heights Rd.
Sign up at 203-655-2712
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 7pm
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Elm Street Books
at The New Canaan Library
151 Main St.
New Canaan, CT 06840
Time 7 pm
Thursday, October 10, 6:00pm
171 Main Street
Manasquan, NJ 08736
The Center for Fiction
Wednesday October 30, 2013 7:00 pm
17 E. 47th Street (betw. Fifth and Madison)
New York, NY 10017
Kate Manning, author of My Notorious Life, will be joined by In Calamity’s Wake author, Natalee Caple, to talk about strong female characters in literature, and in their own work.
Monday, May 27th, 2013 10a.m.
Hay on Wye Literary Festival UK
KATE MANNING AND KATE SUMMERSCALE TALK TO SARAH CROMPTON
In Manning’s My Notorious Life By Madam X the headstrong daughter of Irish immigrants, forced to beg for pennies as a child on the brutal streets of New York City, grows up to become the most successful – and controversial – midwife of her time. The story chimes perfectly with Kate Summerscale’s tale of Victorian scandal and divorce Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace.
Monday 27 May 2013, 6:30pm
London Lit Festival 13
Southbank Centre, London
“THE LAST TABOO”
Gabriel Weston and Kate Manning
Kate Manning is the author of My Notorious Life by Madame X, a novel based on the true story of an infamous midwife in New York at the turn of the 20th century.
PEN/Ackerley Prize-winning author Gabriel Weston wrote Dirty Work, which follows the tribunal of an NHS abortion provider with her own untellable story.