"Sisters of the Road opening Oct. 15

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The image of the American and British woman of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries often centers on home and hearth. Writer Beatriz Badikian-Gartler celebrates an altogether different woman in her Oct. 15 Evenings at Butterworth presentation, “Sisters of the Road: Travel Writing by Women Throughout History.”

Badikian-Gartler takes her audience on an imaginative journey via readings interspersed with brief commentary on the nature of the travel-writing genre. She puts particular focus on the distinctive qualities of women travel writers of the past, and the ways in which they differed from their male counterparts.

Born in Buenos Aires, long-time Chicago resident Badikian-Gartler holds a PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago and lectures throughout the Midwest on poetry and literature. Visit her online at www.bbgartler.com.

Beatriz Badikian-Gartler in “Sisters of the Road: Travel Writing by Women Throughout History,” 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th St., Moline, Ill. No charge for admission; refreshments following. Event funded by the William Butterworth Memorial Trust. For more information, call (309) 743-2701; www.butterworthcenter.com