Sunday, October 19, 2014

Holyoke Hospital Auxiliary Association Annual Luncheon Features Author Alice Plouchard Stelzer

Dressed appropriately in period costume, Author Alice Plouchard Stelzer will discuss her book during the Holyoke Hospital Auxiliary Association's Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 31, at 11:30 a.m. in the Holyoke Medical Center Auxiliary Conference Center.

The Annual Meeting and Luncheon are open to the public. The event will begin with an 11:30 a.m. social, followed by lunch at Noon. The business meeting, election of officers and board members and the presentation will follow.

Stelzer's book, "Female Adventurers: The Women Who Helped Colonize Connecticut and Massachusetts," profiles a dozen unsung heroines who represent all the courageous women who migrated into the wilderness of New England in the 1630's. Stelzer has been traveling the state promoting her book and feels that dressing in period costume helps to engage readers.

According to, Stelzer has been writing for over 25 years as a publisher, magazine editor, newspaper editor, columnist, journalist and as a public relations consultant. Alice has also been a mentor/coach for writers and has taught writing workshops on journaling, creativity, autobiography/memoir, writing for your health and turning memoir into fiction. This is her first novel.

Stelzer, of Brewster, Mass., attended Springfield Technical Community College and the University of Massachusetts. She is a member of the Association for the Study of Connecticut History, Connecticut Society of Genealogists, New England Historic Genealogy Society, Cape Cod Writers Center, New England History Society, Business and Professional Women of Lower Cape Cod and the Cape Cod Genealogical Society.

Tickets to the Holyoke Hospital Auxiliary Association Luncheon and Annual Meeting are $10. Call Deborah Long-Smith of the Holyoke Hospital Auxiliary Association at (413) 534-2568 for more information or reservations. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, Oct. 23.

For more than a century, the volunteer-run Holyoke Hospital Auxiliary Association has assisted Holyoke Medical Center in countless ways. The Auxiliary's charitable fund-raising efforts have helped to offer expanded services and health programs to the people of Western Massachusetts.

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