Marianne

About Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas

Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas is the author of “Joliet,” Images of America Series with Arcadia Publishing, of “The Joliet Rivals Club – a centennial celebration,” and her newest book, “Leadership 1937-2003, The First Forty Presidents of the National Federation of Press Women”, a short-story author, and community volunteer. Her writing has won top awards from the National Federation of Press Women and the Illinois Woman’s Press Association. She is co-editor of the 2014 IWPA anniversary anthology.

Mary Moncure Parker

So We All Can Be Heard 
By Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas

Mary Moncure Parker was a born entertainer. With a gift for writing humorist monologues she knew how to impersonate characters and read her stories with dramatic flair. In the multitude of show reviews written about Mary, the Chicago Tribune said, “She would make a great actress.”

In reality, […]

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Still Making a Difference…

So We All Can Be Heard – Summer 2014
By Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas

In 1986, Joanne Zerkel was honored by both the Illinois Woman’s Press Association and the National Federation of Press Women as their “Woman of Achievement” (now known as Communicator of Achievement). In response to her award Zerkel told attendees at the 1986 national conference […]

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