The Westport Public Library will hold a talk by authors Louise North, Janet Wedge, and Landa Freeman on their book, "In the Words of Women: The Revolutionary War & the Birth of the Nation, 1765-1799," Thursday, March 1. The talk will be held 7:30 p.m. in the library's McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road.

The book brings together the writings -- letters, diaries, journals, pamphlets, poems, plays, dispositions, and newspaper articles -- of women who lived during the war, according to a library news release. The authors' first book was "Selected Letters of John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay," a selection of correspondence between the first chief justice of the United States and his wife, published in 2005.

North has degrees from New York City's Barnard College and Columbia University and has published articles as well as co-authored the two books.

Wedge is also a graduate of Barnard College and has a degree from Teacher's College, Columbia University, as well as from The New School in New York City. She taught high school American Studies for 23 years and was an adjunct professor at Manhattanville College.

Freeman graduated from Mount Holyoke College, where she was a Frances Perkins Scholar. She has presented to numerous historical societies and university groups.

The event is free and open to the public and books will be available for purchase and signing afterward.

For information, call 203-291-4800 or visit