Kathy Chamberlain Award

Women Writing Women’s Lives (WWWL) is pleased to offer research awards to women who are furthering the group’s mission. The awards were originated by a generous gift from Edith Penty, a veteran activist in the civil rights and women’s movement, who wished to express her gratitude for the work of WWWL and to honor Kathy Chamberlain. A long-time WWWL member and author of Jane Welsh Carlyle and Her Victorian World, Kathy Chamberlain served as WWWL steering committee chair for ten years. The awards continue to be funded by Ms. Penty with additional contributions from WWWL members.