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Julie Scelfo, Author of The Women Who Made New York, Returns to Fredericksburg

Julie Scelfo, Author of The Women Who Made New York, Returns to Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg native Julie Scelfo returns home to discuss her first book, The Women Who Made New York, in a partnered event with the University of Mary Washington's Program in Women’s and Gender Studies. You can meet Julie on Monday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m., at the Headquarters Library. The event will include a lively Q&A session followed by a book signing. If you want to read the book before the event, check it out from the library!

The Women Who Made New York is an illustrated work featuring stories of the remarkably talented and influential women who made the city perhaps the most distinctive and vibrant in the world.  

Check her website at juliescelfo.com, and you’ll learn that Julie has come a long way since growing up in the Burg. Julie is now a New York City-based The Women Who Made New Yorkjournalist who is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, where she was a staff reporter. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Salon, O, The Oprah Magazine, Epicurious, and Time Out New York.

Julie writes that before becoming a journalist she worked for a consulting firm, waited tables, hawked t-shirts, boxed pastries, and moonlighted as a paralegal and bartender. Her interests include eating, drinking, and spending as much time as possible in Mexico.