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Discover the Mystery of Shakespeare's Dark Lady

For this month's History Break at the History Center, listen to author Mary Sharratt talk about her new novel, "The Dark Lady's Mask." The story is drawn from the dramatic life of England's first professional female writer. Afterward, Sharratt will host a Q&A session along with a book signing.

The event will be at the Goodhue County History Center from noon to 1 p.m. on June 21. To purchase a ticket, visit the History Center or their website at

Women writers and the Renaissance

Author Mary Sharratt will be sticking around on June 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. to again discuss some of the best women writers during Shakespeare's time. Sharratt will also address Renaissance literature and its fascination with adventurous women, such as Moll Cutpurse.

Sharratt will be selling her books at the conclusion of the event. Her novels include; "The Dark Lady's Mask" and "Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen." She was born in Minnesota but currently lives in England.