Beowulf Watch

Author Donnita Rogers leads the next conversation in the series, “Fearless Females: The Audacious and Feisty Women of the Middle Ages,” sponsored by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Hosted at Changing Hands Bookstore, Rogers will discuss her book Faces in the Fire: The Women of Beowulf: Book One, the story of Freawaru -- the king’s daughter and oft-forgot character. As the title alludes, Rogers is writing a trilogy on the topic, centered solely on the women of the Old English epic. For those who prefer Cliffsnotes, Beowulf is a heavily masculine tale of heroes, monsters, dragons and battle — though at 3,182 lines, there are far more intricacies involved.

Conversation commences at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at 6428 South McClintock Drive in Tempe. Admission is free; paperback copies of the book ($15.95) will be available for purchase. Visit or call 480-730-0205 for details.

Tue., April 15, 7 p.m., 2014
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