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Writer Papanikolas to speak at women’s history luncheon

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The last of a yearlong series of brown bag lunches devoted to women's roles in Utah history will feature writer-historian and native Utahn Helen Zeese Papanikolas at noon on Monday, Nov. 20, at the White Memorial Chapel, 150 E. 3rd North.

Papanikolas, a leading authority in the United States on Greek immigrants, will discuss her years of experience writing ethnic history and fiction. She is the author of several publications on the struggles of Greek immigrants in Utah, founder of the Peoples of Utah Institute and has been credited with opening a new phase in writing Utah history.Her fiction titles include, "Small Bird, Tell Me," "Stories of Greek Immigrants in Utah" and "Trickster in the Land of Dreams."

She has served on the Utah State Historical Society, the Utah Humanities Council and was instrumental in organizing the ethnic archives at the University of Utah.

Authors who contributed to a collection of biographies of 18 notable Utah Women will be present to autograph copies of the book, which will be available for purchase.

A brief reception will follow the program to honor Papanikolas and the ten previous brown bag lecturers. For more information, call 533-3545.