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Announcing the publication of the latest Frances Yates mystery, February 2021

Announcing the publication of the latest Frances Yates mystery, February 2021

Marjorie G. Jones in the Convent of Sor Juana de la Cruz, Mexico City.

Marjorie G. Jones in the Convent of Sor Juana de la Cruz, Mexico City.

A student of RBG at Rutgers Law/Newark & fifty years later, Marjorie G. Jones (RL68) speaks with students at Rutgers Law/Camden before a showing of The Basis of Sex (April 2019).

A student of RBG at Rutgers Law/Newark & fifty years later, Marjorie G. Jones (RL68) speaks with students at Rutgers Law/Camden before a showing of The Basis of Sex (April 2019).

Marjorie G. Jones at the 50th reunion of the Class of 68, Rutgers Law School, Newark:

Marjorie G. Jones at the 50th reunion of the Class of 68, Rutgers Law School, Newark: https://law.rutgers.edu/class-1968-commemorating-50-years

Wearing her wildflower jacket, in summer 2016, Marjorie G. Jones is scheduled to give talks regarding The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott at the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard and the Whyte Museum in Banff, Canada.

Wearing her wildflower jacket, in summer 2016, Marjorie G. Jones spoke at the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard.

Marjorie G. Jones at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Marjorie G. Jones at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, where the botanical prints of Mary Vaux Walcott are on exhibit (June 2015).

Marjorie G. Jones at Harriton Farm, historic home of Mary Vaux Walcott

Marjorie G. Jones & publisher Nancy Schiffer at the Philadelphia Athenaeum, where the author gave a talk in December 2015 about.The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott.

 

 

News and Press Releases:

In The Meeting, a Frances Yates Mystery, published by Dorrance Publishing, February 2021, takes place in Philadelphia, where Frances encounters a murder and uncovers a ring of thieves plundering books and treasures from libraries and houses of worship.

“Fiction Is Stranger Than Truth: The role of the Biographical Novel” Presented to Women Writing Women’s Lives Seminar NYC, December 2020

Philanthropist Doris Buffett delegated Professor Marjorie Jones to promote prison education.

https://www.mercy.edu/news-events/news/mercy-college-remembers-doris-buffett-honorary-degree-recipient-friend-and

"In the Convent," by Regina Bannan, PhD, advocate for Women's Ordination Conference (WOC), Philadelphia, PA.

https://www.womensordination.org/blog/2020/08/08/fun-summer-read/

In the Convent, the second Frances Yates mystery, published by Dorrance Publishing, June 2020 takes place in Mexico City in the Convent of 17th century feminist mystic Sor Juana de la Cruz.

In November 2019 Marjorie G. Jones (Wheaton ’62) gave a talk at the Arch Street Meeting House in Philadelphia regarding Mary Vaux Walcott (1860-1940), subject of her biography of the Philadelphia Quaker, known as the “Audubon of Botany” (Schiffer Publishing, 2015), to the Wheaton Club of Philadelphia.

In May 2019 Marjorie G. Jones, as keynote speaker, gave a talk "Thank You for Serving", at the Armed Forces Day ceremony at Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution-Phoenix to honor incarcerated veterans.

In the Cards, the first Frances Yates mystery, published by Ibis Press, October 2018, takes place in a musty London library where renowned Hermetic scholar Dame Frances Yates deciphers the true meaning of Tarot and uses the cards to help solve a mystery... Amazon and Barnes & Noble

In May 2018 Marjorie G. Jones spoke at the Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware, regarding the Life & Times of Mary Vaux Walcott.

In October 2017 Marjorie spoke to the Pennsylvania Society of Botanical Illustrators at the Jenkins Arboretum regarding consideration of botanical prints as historical documents.

The Life & Times of Mary Vaux Walcott was nominated for the 2016 Art in Literature: Mary Lynn Kotz Award. This unique award is cosponsored by two prestigious Virginia cultural institutions, the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and recognizes an outstanding book written primarily in response to a work (or works) of art while also showing the highest literary quality as a creative or scholarly work.

In summer 2016 Marjorie G. Jones spoke about The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott at the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard and the Whyte Museum in Banff, Canada.

In January 2016 Marjorie Jones spoke about Mary Vaux Walcott at the Henry Foundation for Botanical Research at Gladwyne, PA.

Currently teaching history for Villanova University's college program at Graterford Prison (PA), Marjorie G. Jones recently was featured in a front-page article for Milestones, the newsletter of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. The article was awarded the Gold/first prize in the Mature Media Awards for an article in a community organization’s publication. Milestones News regarding higher education in prison.

The Kindle Edition of Francis Yates and the Hermetic Tradition is now available for immediate download at Amazon Kindle Bookstore.

Francis Yates and the Hermetic TraditionFrances Yates and the Hermetic Tradition has been translated into Japanese by Sakuhinsha Publishing and into Italian by Casa dei Libri.

View Ad fromThe New York Book Review, September Issue

Mercy College Press Release 03/31/08

NICOLAS-HAYS & IBIS PRESS Announcement

View Marjorie in the Wheaton Alumni Bulletin, Spring 2012


>Marjorie Jones at Women’s March, Washington DC, 2017Marjorie Jones at Women’s March, Washington DC, 2017

Marjorie G. Jones visits the grave of Dame Frances Yates

Marjorie G. Jones visits the grave of Dame Frances Yates and her sister Ruby Yates at Holy Trinity Church, Claygate, UK, where the Yates family lived for many years.

Marjorie G. Jones speaking in December 2013 at the 12th Annual Book Fair in RomeMarjorie G. Jones speaking in December 2013 at the 12th Annual Book Fair in Rome, where the Italian translation of Frances Yates & the Hermetic Tradition was introduced by publisher
Casadei Libri.

Marjorie G Jones with philanthropist Doris Buffett

Marjorie G. Jones with philanthropist Doris Buffett, honoree at the Women for Afghan Women Gala, NYC, May 2013

Marjorie G. Jones delivers the keynote address at her 50th reunion at Wheaton College (MA), Spring 2012Marjorie G. Jones delivers the keynote address to the Alumni Association at her 50th reunion at Wheaton College (MA), Spring 2012

 

Marjorie G. Jones speaking at Columbia Law School on behalf of Hudson Link, April 2012Speaking at Columbia Law School on behalf of Hudson Link, the program for higher education at Sing Sing prison, where Marjorie taught history for five years.
April 2012

Marjorie G. Jones with Mercy Sister Theresa Kane at Mercy CollegeMarjorie G. Jones with Mercy Sister Theresa Kane at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY (2010)