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Saturday, Nov 15, 2014, 6:00PM

Women's Voices in Print

First Person Arts

DATE Saturday, Nov. 15
TIME Doors at 5:30PM, Show at 6PM
LOCATION Christ Church Neighborhood House
COST $15, ($12 for FPA members)

Not an "author" but have a story you want to publish? A diverse group of published female writers who don’t necessarily identify as authors come together in Women’s Voices in Print. You’ll hear from a family law attorney published by a traditional press, a private investigator who self-published then discovered a secret to selling her books, and others, as they share about their prolific careers, writing experiences, and how they achieved their dream of being published. A Q&A concludes the panel.


Pictured above from left to right: Lu Ann Cahn; Margy Klaw, photo credit Laurie Beck Photography; Kitty Hailey, and Priscilla Rosenwald.

About Lu Ann Cahn

Lu Ann Cahn is the author of the inspirational memoir I Dare Me, an entertaining look back on a year that changed everything for her. The book grew out of a blog called Year of Firsts, which chronicled this veteran journalist, mother and survivor’s daily adventures as she pushed herself to try something new for every single day – an effort to get her life “unstuck,” as her daughter put it.

She went on this year-long adventure while working her full time “day job” as an 8-time Emmy award-winning journalist with NBC10 News in Philadelphia. She celebrates 26 years at the station—WCAU-TV—this year. Cahn has filled many roles at WCAU TV—breaking news reporter, anchor and entertainment show host – but is mostly known as a hard-charging investigative reporter with a talent for uncovering scandals and scams. In 2005, Cahn won a National Emmy for her undercover investigative story “Dirty Little Secret” about an illegal bar run by elected officials in their dry town.

In 1991 Cahn made local and national news when she publicly told her story of battling breast cancer after a missed diagnosis when she was only 35. Her 1992 special report “Breast Cancer: My Personal Story” won her a national Clarion award and two Mid Atlantic Regional Emmys.

About Margaret Klaw

Margaret Klaw is a founding partner of Berner Klaw & Watson, an all-women law firm located in Center City, Philadelphia, dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law. Named by Martindale-Hubbell as a “Preeminent Woman Lawyer” and designated as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” in the area of family law, Margaret has chaired both the Family Law Section and the Women’s Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association and is currently an adjunct professor of family law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. She speaks frequently about family law topics, is the author of Keeping it Civil: The Case of the Pre-Nup and the Porsche & Other True Accounts from the Files of a Family Lawyer (Algonquin Books, 2013) and writes for The Huffington Post,, and her own blog,

About Kitty Hailey

Katherine “Kitty” Hailey, CLI® is a nationally-recognized investigative ethicist. With the publication of the profession’s first book on ethics, Code of Professional Conduct: standards and ethics for the investigative profession, and the institution of a monthly column, “A Question of Ethics” in Cluesonline---the original online newsletter for professional investigators, Kitty quickly became recognized as the nation’s leading investigative ethicist. Kitty was among the nation’s first female investigators to earn the Certified Legal Investigator (CLI®) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designations.

Kitty is a frequent contributor to state, national and international investigative journals, magazines and newsletters. She has received numerous writing awards including top honors presented by the National Association of Legal Investigators, Inc. (NALI), the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI) and the Indiana Society of Professional Investigators (INspi). She is a contributing author to three of the profession’s most respected investigative textbooks published by Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company:Advanced Forensic Civil Investigations, Advanced Forensic Criminal Defense Investigations, and Corporate Investigations.

About Priscilla Rosenwald
Priscilla Rosenwald is one of America’s thought leaders addressing change, transition and talent in the nonprofit sector. As the Principal of Leadership Recruiters, she is highly distinguished in the search industry, providing the rare combination of leadership development, organizational dynamics, and recruiting experience for the nonprofit sector. Priscilla recognizes how vital it is to secure and develop leadership talent to ensure an organization’s success and sustainability. She and Lesley Mallow Wendell formed TransitionWorks to address succession planning and leadership legacy. Their recently released book is entitled When Leaders Leave: A New Perspective on Leadership Change.

Previously, as an Executive Recruiter with Heidrick & Struggles, Inc., she placed chief executives and board members in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Priscilla has been a member of the senior management teams of corporate and non-profit service organizations, delivering project management, team leadership and training collaborations. Priscilla holds a Masters in Group and Organizational Development, from Hunter College, in New York City. She also serves on professional and cultural boards, and currently lectures on Change Management at the University of Pennsylvania. Her board affiliations include Philadelphia Human Resource Planning Society, The Bridge Treatment Center, Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation, Miro Dance Theatre, Dance USA, Board Emeritus, Ballet X and Chair Emeritus, First Person Arts.

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