Author and Foreign Service spouse Margaret Sullivan will discuss and read from her new memoir, Fragments from a Mobile Life. Starting in pre-World War II China, ending in present day Virginia, and girdling the equator (Burma, India, Malaya, Nigeria, Indonesia, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Singapore) Sullivan's mobile life has been lived in evolving fragments of time and place. Rooted in family, her experience spans changes in the post-colonial world and women’s lives, told in short, lively stories, some first published as columns in the Huffington Post and articles in the Foreign Service Journal. An appropriately themed program the same week as Foreign Affairs Day, the homecoming event for retired Foreign and Civil Service, Sullivan’s story will focus on a trailing spouse’s story of life in the Foreign Service.
Writer, artist and public educator Margaret Sullivan was born in China and has lived and worked in Asia and Africa as well as the U.S. Her column, A Grandmother on…, appears in the Huffington Post. Her publications include the award-winning book, "Can Survive, La” Cottage Industries in High-rise Singapore (1985; 1992) and a children’s book, The Philippines: Crossroads of the Pacific (1998). She was active in addressing issues of change of roles for wives of U.S. FSOs and was Associate Director of the Asia Society’s Washington Center. Her paintings and photographs have been exhibited in Indonesia, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and D.C.
Books will be available for purchase; cash and checks only.
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern
DACOR Bacon House 1801 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 UNITED STATES