05/18 Lecture on the history of Nancy Drew and other Children’s Series

Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014 Time: 6pm Number of sessions: One Night Only Members: Suggested Donation $5 Nonmembers: Suggested Donation $5 Location: The NEW Ink Spot, NTC at Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106

NDfabricDid you read Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, the Bobbsey Twins, the Happy Hollisters, Tom Swift, or other series books as a kid?  Did you know that all the ones I mentioned above were created by one man?

It’s true.  One man created all of those series (and many more!) and was one of the most influential writers of the early 20th century, encouraging children to read and shaping their lives through children’s books.  And yet he is virtually unknown today.  His name was Edward Stratemeyer and he invented Nancy Drew and many other important children’s book heroes and heroines.

Come listen to a talk by James D. Keeline (who has studied and written about children’s series books for over twenty years and who is finishing a biography on Edward Stratemeyer) talk about the man, the books, and the legacy of these children’s books.

Suggested donation $5.


NDsilohuetteThis lecture is connected to an event in June, coming to San Diego.  June 5-7 at the Bahia Hotel in San Diego a very special event will take place:  SleuthCon.  It is brought to our city by the Nancy Drew Sleuths group and it is an annual conference dedicated to Nancy Drew and other children’s series books.

If you loved the series, want to learn more about the history of the books and meet with fans of the stories, or if you want to encourage a young person to read older series books like you read as a kid, SleuthCon is a fun event.  Pamela Sue Martin, who played Nancy Drew on TV in the late 1970s will be one of the guests speaking.

More information at: www.ndsleuths.com/ndsconventions.html