A reading and talk with Circus Girl's author Elizabeth Carter Wellington.  

In this coming-of-age story, a restless teenager embarks on a journey of self-discovery with the circus and discovers that life under a tent is as unpredictable as she is.

Elizabeth Carter Wellington traveled the world alone at sixteen and lived in India for a year. After earning a Master of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD from Boston University she taught at Boston University, Simmons, Babson and Wellesley College.

In the seventies, she joined a three ring circus and traveled with the show throughout the Deep South.  Circus Girl, A Novel is a work of fiction based on her experiences on the road and the stories of the circus people she knew.