Mariamne Whatley reading from A Taliesin Diary

Event date: 
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 2:00pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day as a daughter reads her mother’s diary of a year with Frank Lloyd Wright:

Priscilla and David Henken, young Jewish professionals from New York City, were members of the
Taliesin Fellowship, studying architecture with Frank Lloyd Wright, during 1942-43. During her time there, Priscilla kept a diary, which, 43 years after her death, was published in its entirety. The annotated text is accompanied by essays, including one by her three children, relating to topics raised in the diary. While other Fellowship members have written memoirs, this is the only publication that gives a contemporaneous, day-to-day picture of life at Taliesin. The diary reveals both the joys and difficulties of living at Taliesin and its impact on an idealistic young couple. Mariamne H. Whatley, one of Priscilla and David’s three children and Professor Emerita of Gender & Women’s Studies and Curriculum & Instruction at UW-Madison, will read from the diary and discuss the effects of the Taliesin experience on her family.

A Room of One's Own is thrilled to present Mariamne Whatley, daughter of Priscilla Henken, for this reading!

Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
53703-2218 Madison
Taliesin Diary: A Year with Frank Lloyd Wright Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393733808
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 8th, 2012