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January 29, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Eastland Suites
1800 Eastland Drive

Bloomington, IL 61704
$75.00 Includes light breakfast and lunch. Does not include cost of book.

Athenian Dialogue: Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini Hosted by: Municipal Clerks of Illinois Facilitated by: Dr. Jane Long Please mail, email or fax a copy of this registration form to Jennifer R. Sorrell, MMC, MCI Treasurer City of Carbondale, 200 S. Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62902 FAX 618-457-3283 Registration fee of $75.00 must be mailed to Jennifer R. Sorrell, MMC, MCI Treasurer, City of Carbondale, 200 S. Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62902 Please register as soon as possible but no later than Friday, January 14, 2022 Any cancellations received after this date will not be refunded and must be paid. Room Rate: Single/Double $85; Single King Suite $105 (Mention MCI or Municipal Clerks) Phone: 309-662-0000 Website:

The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Sisters unveils the private lives of President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, through the eyes of the First Lady’s most trusted confidante and friend in this compelling historical novel.

In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave. A gifted seamstress, she earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion.

A sweeping historical novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the trials of the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs. Lincoln’s days.

Participants must read the book prior to the session. Attendees should bring their books (whether hard copy or electronically) to the session.

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