Margaret Mitchell and Gone With The Wind
Since 1994, Kathleen Marcaccio has presented her program on Margaret Mitchell and Gone With The Wind to hundreds of people in a variety of settings, including libraries, community colleges, retirement communities, historical societies, book clubs, women’s groups, and Civil War Round Tables, as well as at GWTW events.
Marcaccio’s GWTW presentation provides background on author Margaret Mitchell and her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gone With The Wind; the 1939 film by the same name; Margaret Mitchell’s post-GWTW life; and Gone With The Wind in popular culture.
Past presentations have been given at numerous Michigan public libraries (Royal Oak, Chelsea, Monroe, Owosso, St. Clair Shores, Marcellus Township, Ortonville, Midland, Port Huron, Howard City, Morenci, Gaylord, and more), historical and genealogical societies and museums (Dearborn, Livonia, Plymouth, Clinton Township, Troy, and more), local Questers groups and their 2016 Michigan State Convention, Civil War Round Tables, book clubs (Detroit, Grosse Ile, Women’s National Book Association), professional groups (Plymouth Study Group, College Women’s Club, Northville/Novi AAUW, Panhellenic Assn.), adult enrichment (Wayne and Macomb SOAR , Oakland Community College, Schoolcraft College), and cultural institutions (Lorenzo Cultural Center at Macomb Community College, Grosse Pointe War Memorial), and church groups and retirement communities, among others.
Marcaccio has spoken at the Clark Gable Foundation 100th Celebration in Cadiz, Ohio and the 2010 Gateway to the Wind event in St. Louis. In 2008, she cohosted a GWTW Weekend at Meadow Brook Theatre, featuring cast member Mickey Kuhn. In 2012, Marcaccio hosted a GWTW weekend at the Redford Theatre, including a sold-out GWTW talk; in 2015, she hosted a 2nd GWTW weekend honoring Mickey Kuhn. Marcaccio has organized group GWTW gatherings and tours in Atlanta, Hollywood, Cadiz, and Austin, Texas as well as in the metro Detroit area; displayed her collection in the Detroiters Collect! Exhibition and at the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies 2010 dinner; and has been featured in Detroit-area newspapers and other publications. In 2012, she received the inaugural Windie of the Year award from the Gone With The Wind Museum in Marietta, Georgia. She has worked with 9 Midwest community and professional theatres on their productions of Moonlight and Magnolias, providing GWTW background and lobby displays to enhance the theatergoer experience.
Marcaccio holds a B.A. in English and Anthropology and an M.S. in Library Science, both from Wayne State University. She has been employed by Gale, Cengage (formerly Gale Research) for 38 years, currently serving as Publication Metadata Program Manager. Marcaccio is a volunteer tour guide for Preservation Detroit, leading tours of the Cultural Center, Midtown Detroit, Yamasaki in the Cultural Center, Historic Ferry Street, and Woodlawn Cemetery. She served on the Friends of Royal Oak Public Library Board for 20 years. She is married to Dave Marcaccio, and has two adult sons, Dan and Kevin, all of whom indulge and support her GWTW passion wholeheartedly.
- Thursday, November 8, 2018
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- Multipurpose Room