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Authors in Conversation: Rita Mae Brown and Felice Cohen

March 30, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Authors in Conversation: Rita Mae Brown and Felice Cohen
March 30, 2023
7 – 9pm
$10 Suggested Donation  

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The Center, in partnership with The Bureau of General Services Queer Division, present critically acclaimed author Rita Mae Brown in conversation with award-winning author Felice Cohen. The two will discuss (and celebrate) the works of Rita Mae Brown, along with writing and life.

Rita Mae Brown
New York Times bestselling author, pioneering LGBT-rights activist, and Emmy-nominated screenwriter Rita Mae Brown has written more than 70 books in a variety of genres. From her groundbreaking coming-of-age novel, “Rubyfruit Jungle '' to the popular long-running “Mrs. Murphy/Sneak Pie Brown” murder mystery series, Ms. Brown has been delighting audiences for over five decades. An animal lover and humane hunter, Brown is a Master and Huntsman of the Oak Ridge Fox Hunt Club (where they chase scent rather than kill foxes). She lives outside Charlottesville, VA on a 600-acre farm with her many cats, dogs, and horses.

Felice Cohen
Felice Cohen is the award-winning author of the bestselling books Half In: A Coming-of-Age Memoir of Forbidden, 90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (…or More) and the universally loved What Papa Told Me, about her grandfather’s life before, during and after the Holocaust. Felice has been featured on Good Morning America, NBC, CBS, NPR,Time, Globe & Mail, New York Daily News, the Daily Mail and more. Felice splits her time between NYC and Cape Cod.

Please note that seating is first come first served. To request accessibility accommodations for this event, please contact Richard Morales at by March 22, 2023.

The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division will be on hand to sell copies of Rita Mae Brown's Rubyfruit Jungle, Brown's Hiss & Tell, and Felice Cohen's Half In. We encourage attendees to reserve a copy of any of these books to ensure that we have plenty of copies for all.

Please write to (with "March 30th event" in the subject line) and let us know which title(s) you would like to reserve:

Rita Mae Brown's Rubyfruit Jungle, (Bantam, 2015, paperback, $17)

Rita Mae Brown's Hiss & Tell: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery (Bantam, March 2023, hardcover, $28)

Felice Cohen's Half In: A Coming-of Age-Memoir of Forbidden Love (Dividends Press, 2022, paperback, $14.99)

Thank you for supporting the Bureau by purchasing books from us!


March 30
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Event Category:


Virtual or In Person