Category:

Spoken Word

Date:

Tue, May 18, 2021

Time:

7:00 PM

Price:

$40 for forum only/$140 for forum+reception

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RESCHEDULED Woman’s City Club of Greater Cincinnati presents Denise Kiernan

During this pandemic Woman’s City Club has decided for safety’s sake and logistics that we will do a virtual presentation of our national speaker event featuring Denise Kiernan. The Woman’s City Club appreciates the understanding of its members and friends.   We are determined to meet the continuing Covid-19 challenges with grace and determination.

The time and date of Denise Kiernan’s speech remains the same, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  Tickets will transfer automatically to a virtual presentation and the price/donation will remain the same.  However, you may request a refund from Memorial Hall.

Here are your options for your tickets.

  • Memorial Hall will automatically transfer your tickets to the virtual presentation or,
  • Memorial Hall will refund your money

If Memorial Hall does not hear from you by April 5, they will transfer you tickets to the virtual presentation.  If you would like a refund, please contact Memorial Hall, (jwebster@3cdc.org or 513 977 8838 ). The box office is open Monday through Thursday from 1PM – 6 PM. If Memorial Hall does not hear from you by April 5 they will automatically transfer your tickets to the virtual presentation and the price/donation will remain the same.  You will receive a link for the presentation from WCC a few days before the event.


A lively and engaging speaker, Denise Kiernan is an award-winning and best-selling author, journalist and producer who offers a unique look at periods of American history that have influenced what our country is today. Kiernan’s talk on Monday, March 30, 2020 – Grit and Grace: Feminist Inspiration from the Gilded Age to the Atomic Age – will address the dramatically changed roles of women from the 1870s into modern times and the impact this had had on our society, government, and economic development.

Her best known book, The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II (2013), is a New York Times, Los Angeles Times and NPR best seller and was named one of Amazon’s “Top 100 Best Books of 2013.  The book traces the story of the women who worked on the Manhattan Project in Oakridge, Tennessee, unknowingly helping to create the fuel for the world’s first atomic bomb.  Published in seven languages, the book was awarded the 2014 American Political Science Association’s Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the best book published in the United States on government, politics, or international affairs.

Kiernan’s most recent book, The Last Castle (2017), tells the epic story behind the Biltmore estate in Asheville and the legendary Vanderbilt family during America’s Gilded Age — how one fiercely devoted woman was able to save the extraordinary home her husband loved. With guest appearances by Edith Wharton, Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Teddy Roosevelt, The Last Castle spans world wars, financial crises, and unspeakable tragedy. Like The Girls of Atomic City, it too was a runaway bestseller and a finalist for two prestigious literary prizes.

As a journalist, Kiernan has had her work published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Village Voice, Ms. Magazine, Readers’ Digest, Discover, and many other publications. Kiernan has also worked in television, serving as head writer for ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire during its Emmy award-winning first season and has produced pieces for media outlets such as ESPN and MSNBC. Throughout her career, she has been a featured guest on many radio and television shows, including NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” PBS NewsHour, MSNBC Morning Joe and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

RESCHEDULED Woman’s City Club of Greater Cincinnati presents Denise Kiernan

During this pandemic Woman’s City Club has decided for safety’s sake and logistics that we will do a virtual presentation of our national speaker event featuring Denise Kiernan. The Woman’s City Club appreciates the understanding of its members and friends.   We are determined to meet the continuing Covid-19 challenges with grace and determination.

The time and date of Denise Kiernan’s speech remains the same, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  Tickets will transfer automatically to a virtual presentation and the price/donation will remain the same.  However, you may request a refund from Memorial Hall.

Here are your options for your tickets.

  • Memorial Hall will automatically transfer your tickets to the virtual presentation or,
  • Memorial Hall will refund your money

If Memorial Hall does not hear from you by April 5, they will transfer you tickets to the virtual presentation.  If you would like a refund, please contact Memorial Hall, (jwebster@3cdc.org or 513 977 8838 ). The box office is open Monday through Thursday from 1PM – 6 PM. If Memorial Hall does not hear from you by April 5 they will automatically transfer your tickets to the virtual presentation and the price/donation will remain the same.  You will receive a link for the presentation from WCC a few days before the event.


A lively and engaging speaker, Denise Kiernan is an award-winning and best-selling author, journalist and producer who offers a unique look at periods of American history that have influenced what our country is today. Kiernan’s talk on Monday, March 30, 2020 – Grit and Grace: Feminist Inspiration from the Gilded Age to the Atomic Age – will address the dramatically changed roles of women from the 1870s into modern times and the impact this had had on our society, government, and economic development.

Her best known book, The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II (2013), is a New York Times, Los Angeles Times and NPR best seller and was named one of Amazon’s “Top 100 Best Books of 2013.  The book traces the story of the women who worked on the Manhattan Project in Oakridge, Tennessee, unknowingly helping to create the fuel for the world’s first atomic bomb.  Published in seven languages, the book was awarded the 2014 American Political Science Association’s Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the best book published in the United States on government, politics, or international affairs.

Kiernan’s most recent book, The Last Castle (2017), tells the epic story behind the Biltmore estate in Asheville and the legendary Vanderbilt family during America’s Gilded Age — how one fiercely devoted woman was able to save the extraordinary home her husband loved. With guest appearances by Edith Wharton, Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Teddy Roosevelt, The Last Castle spans world wars, financial crises, and unspeakable tragedy. Like The Girls of Atomic City, it too was a runaway bestseller and a finalist for two prestigious literary prizes.

As a journalist, Kiernan has had her work published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Village Voice, Ms. Magazine, Readers’ Digest, Discover, and many other publications. Kiernan has also worked in television, serving as head writer for ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire during its Emmy award-winning first season and has produced pieces for media outlets such as ESPN and MSNBC. Throughout her career, she has been a featured guest on many radio and television shows, including NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” PBS NewsHour, MSNBC Morning Joe and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Category:

Spoken Word

Date:

Tue, May 18, 2021

Time:

7:00 PM

Price:

$40 for forum only/$140 for forum+reception

Back to all shows