|Vol. 18, No. 19||Feb. 11, 1999|
The 15th annual Delaware Women's Conference, "Been There. Done That! What's Next?," will be held, beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 6, at Clayton Hall.
The conference, which is designed to appeal to women of diverse backgrounds from students to retirees, will offer 60 workshops from which participants can select four. Topics cover a broad spectrum from health to financial concerns and social and family issues, as well as recreational workshops on such subjects as butterfly and hummingbird gardens or fashion advice.
The registration fee is $40, which includes a choice of four workshops; an art exhibit; the keynote address by Beatrice B. Berry, a noted lecturer and comedian who grew up in Wilmington; and lunch.
A limited number of scholarships, funded by UD and the DuPont Co., are available.
Child care, eldercare and transportation from southern Delaware locations are available with reservations.
Berry's keynote address, by the former host of her own syndicated talk show and now a host of USA Live, an interactive talk show, will be given twice-at 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. An author, lecturer and comedian, Berry is a graduate of Jacksonville University in Florida where she worked at a shelter for battered women and rape victims. She also holds a doctorate in sociology from Kent State University.
Known for using humor in her lectures at Kent State, Berry won a contest for amateur comedians and began lecturing and performing stand-up comedy throughout the country. She has won the Campus Lecturer of the Year, Campus Comedian of the Year and Campus Entertainer of the Year awards from the National Association of Campus Activities.
She is the author of Beatrice: The World According to Me and Sckraight from the Ghetto.
An art exhibit of paintings, sculpture and mixed media works by women artists in the region will be held in conjunction with the Delaware Women's Conference. A free artists' reception will be held from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, March 4, at Clayton Hall.
For a brochure, call the Delaware Commission for Women at 761-8005. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register early by Feb. 17 to ensure a place.