Come learn about Annie Cohen Kopchovsky, the young mother of three who in 1894 left from the West End on an around-the-world cycling trip. Her great-grandnephew, author Peter Zheutlin, will discuss his new book, SPIN, about Kopchovky’s incredible life and accomplishments. The program will be on September 9, 6:30 pm, at The West End Museum. The admission fee is not a set price but "pay what you can". Learn more at The West End Museum website.
On June 25, 1894, Annie Cohen Kopchovsky, a young mother of three small children, stood before a crowd of 500 friends, family, and suffragists at the Massachusetts State House. Claiming she was to go around the world, she climbed onto a 42-pound Columbia bicycle and, according to the Boston Evening Transcript, “sailed away like a kite down Beacon Street.” It was, declared The New York World sixteen months later, “the most extraordinary journey ever undertaken by a woman.”
Annie was my great-grandaunt and in SPIN (Pegasus Books, June 1, 2021) I reimagine her story in a work of historical fiction, having previously written a non-fiction account of her journey in a book called “Around the World on Two Wheels.”
Peter Zheutlin is a freelance journalist and author whose work has appeared regularly in The Boston Globe and The Christian Science Monitor. Mr. Zheutlin has also written for The Los Angeles Times, Parade Magazine, AARP Magazine, and numerous other publications in the U.S. and abroad.
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