Saudi Women: Change and Challenge talk

Jun 07, 2018

Hope — Jefferson author Kay Hardy Campbell will offer perspectives on current changes facing Saudi women, including the recent government ruling that has officially permitted women to drive, Tuesday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hope Library, 443 Camden Road/Route 105. Her talk will.

Campbell is an Arabic-speaking writer who worked as a freelance journalist while living in Saudi Arabia from 1978 to 1985. She wrote about Saudi culture, the arts and business for English language publications including the Arab News, Saudi Gazette and Saudi Business Magazine. She currently writes feature stories for AramcoWorld Magazine; and has returned to Saudi Arabia three times on assignment. Her blog on Saudi women driving has been following the subject since 2009.

Campbell is the author of “A Caravan of Brides,” a multi-generational story about Saudi women, and she will also discuss the historic elements in her novel during the talk and have copies available for sale. Campbell has been giving her library talks at several Midcoast libraries this year.

“There is a strong interest in the topic,” she said. “I’ve been delighted at the great questions and discussions we’ve been having at these events.”

For more information on this free event, 763-3553 or email hope@hope.lib.me.us org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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