Upcoming Speaking Events

Email kitsergeant@gmail.com for more information!

“Women Spies in World War II: The Women of the SOE”: Woodstock Public Library

Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 p.m.

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“Women Spies in World War II: The Women of the SOE”: Acorn Public Library

Tuesday, May 14 ,7:00 PM

“Women Spies in World War II: The Women of the SOE”: Elmhurst Public Library

Monday, June 3rd ,7:00 PM

“Women Spies in World War II: The Women of the SOE” Maine Township, Town Hall

Friday, August 2, 10:30 a.m.

PAST EVENTS:

“Women Spies in World War II: The Women of the SOE”: Glen Ellyn Historical Society
Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, 2:00 p.m.
“World War II Women Spies: Nancy Wake and Marie-Madeleine Fourcade”: Homewood Public Library
Thursday, March 7th, 2024, 6:30 p.m.
Warrenville Public Library
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Coffee Talk – “Women Spies in World War II”: Des Plaines History Center
Thursday, November 9, 2023
Homewood Public Library
Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Woodridge Public Library
Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
https://www.woodridgelibrary.org/event/women-spies-world-war-ii
Literature & Libations featuring Kit Sergeant
Friday, March 17, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Lockport Branch

Presentations

Below is a listing of some of my presentations. In addition, I would be happy to customize a program on women spies (from the Revolutionary War to WWII or in general) for your venue or event! Email kitsergeant@gmail.com for more information or to schedule!

“Women Spies in World War II: The Women of the SOE”

In 1942, as the free world crumbled beneath Hitler’s jackboot, Churchill’s Secret Army began recruiting women to infiltrate Occupied France. The women spies, who came from all walks of life, agreed to serve in the French Resistance even though they did not know if they would ever see their families again. Learn about the adventures of some of these unimaginably brave women in this multimedia presentation by Kit Sergeant, author of The Spark of Resistance. (All ages; 60 min; price negotiable with permission to sell books)

In person or Zoom

“Women Spies in World War II Part 2: Nancy Wake and Marie-Madeleine Fourcade”

Faced with unimaginable odds, Nancy Wake, aka ‘The White Mouse’ and Marie-Madeleine Fourcade guided hundreds of French Resistance agents through the treacherous landscape of wartime France while managing to (mostly) avoid the Gestapo. Learn about the adventures of these unimaginably brave women in this multimedia presentation with Q&A by Kit Sergeant, author of Marie-Madeleine. Giveaways include stickers and bookmarks. (Teens and adults; 60 min; $200 with permission to sell books)

Presentation Format: In-Person and Virtual

“Women Spies in the Civil War”

A fascinating story of the Civil War that never made history books! Learn about the nation’s first female detectives, Kate Warne and Hattie Lewis Lawton, and the part they played in saving President Lincoln and the Union. The multimedia presentation also features other courageous women spies, including the former slave Mary Jane Bowser. Presented by Kit Sergeant, author of Underground: Traitors and Spies in the Civil War. (All ages; 60 min; price negotiable with permission to sell books)

In person or Zoom

email kitsergeant@gmail.com to schedule today!