Elaine Weiss

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  • Award-Winning Journalist
  • Author of "The Woman's Hour" and "Fruits of Victory"


Elaine Weiss is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New York Times, and The Christian Science Monitor , as well as in reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. A MacDowell Colony Fellow and Pushcart Prize Editor’s Choice honoree, she is the author of the highly acclaimed narrative non-fiction book, The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight for the Vote (Viking 2018), hailed as a "riveting, nail-biting political thriller" with powerful parallels to today's political environment. Weiss is also the author of Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War , the inspiring story of a long-forgotten women's movement.

 

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Everything was amazing. I have heard nothing but absolute rave reviews about Elaine’s speech at the banquet. She did an amazing job of bringing the history of the League to life and connecting it with our organization today. There was a huge line of people waiting to buy the book from the second the booksellers were ready and Elaine signed every book with a smile and personal attention to the person she was signing it for. I was truly impressed!

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Elaine Weiss
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Filson Historical Society
  • Iowa State University
  • Nashville Public Library
  • Tennessee Municipal League
  • League of Women Voters of the United States
  • Library of Congress
Virtual Keynote & Discussion - Suffrage and Kentucky | Filson Historical Society [1:02:22] - Get Sharable Link
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<p>Virtual Programming: Elaine Weiss delivers engaging virtual book talks</p>

Virtual Programming: Elaine Weiss delivers engaging virtual book talks

Award-winning journalist and the author of the highly acclaimed narrative non-fiction books The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight for the Vote and Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War, ELAINE WEISS has been in-demand for her informative and engaging virtual books talks. Her virtual presentations, including at the Princeton Public Library and University of Chicagoincorporate both visuals and a deep dive into her work, which sheds illuminating light on politics and women's rights today. 

Weiss' The Women's Hour was hailed as a "riveting, nail-biting political thriller" with powerful parallels to the current political environment. Weiss’s powerful words will also come to life on the small screen, as Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television has optioned the rights to The Woman’s Hour with Hillary Clinton set to make her debut as an executive producer on the project. In remarks that are empowering and eye-opening, Weiss inspires audiences with conversations about what it takes to change the Constitution, the power of civic engagement, how change is made, and the story of past and present voting rights. Rave reviews include “Elaine did an amazing job of bringing the history to life and connecting it with our organization today”; (Women's League of Voters) “In this crazy world we live in, we need more people like [Elaine] inspiring others to be good people!" (The Tennessee Municipal League)

<p>Elaine Weiss Inspires Audiences With Conversations About <span>Suffrage,</span> the Power of Civic Engagement, and More. </p>

Elaine Weiss Inspires Audiences With Conversations About Suffrage, the Power of Civic Engagement, and More. 

Award-winning journalist and the author of the highly acclaimed narrative non-fiction books The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight for the Vote and Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War, ELAINE WEISS sheds fascinating light on women's rights, suffrage, and the 19th Amendment for hosts nationwide. 

Weiss' The Women's Hour was hailed as a "riveting, nail-biting political thriller" with powerful parallels to today's political environment. She's been sought-out to speak about the research behind the book-- and the relevance of the 19th Amendment today-- everywhere from The Library of Congress to The Wilson Center. Weiss’s powerful words will also come to life on the small screen, as Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television has optioned the rights to The Woman’s Hour with Hillary Clinton set to make her debut as an executive producer on the project.

In remarks that are empowering and eye-opening, Weiss inspires audiences with conversations about what it takes to change the Constitution, the power of civic engagement, how change is made, and the story of past and present voting rights. Praised by the League of Women Voters of the United States for doing an “amazing job of bringing the history of the League to life and connecting it with our organization today,” during a speaking engagement, Elaine has an innate ability to connect with any group and clearly explain the direct relevance of history’s most controversial issues. The Tennessee Municipal League put it best after watching her inspire their audience:  “In this crazy world we live in, we need more people like [Elaine] inspiring others to be good people!"

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Elaine Weiss is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New York Times, and The Christian Science Monitor , as well as in reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. A MacDowell Colony Fellow and Pushcart Prize Editor’s Choice honoree, she is the author of the highly acclaimed narrative non-fiction book, The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight for the Vote (Viking 2018), hailed as a "riveting, nail-biting political thriller" with powerful parallels to today's political environment. Weiss is also the author of Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War, the inspiring story of a long-forgotten women's movement. She lives in Baltimore.