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The Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) in Taos will host the next leg of reading and book signing event with internationally known former CIA agent, Valerie Plame Wilson, 7 p.m. Feb. 7.
Plame will read from her latest espionage thriller, “Blowback,” at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House.
Following the reading, Managing Editor of the Taos News, Joan Livingston, will interview Plame about the book and her days as a CIA ops officer.
“I have always been alarmed by how women in the CIA are treated in popular culture,” Plame said. “They are generally depicted as obtaining intelligence through sexual favors or accomplished gun-play. The female characters tend to be one-dimensional and, to my mind, almost always verging on cartoonish. I wanted to change that perception and create a female character that was intelligent, strong-willed, and much more realistic than what we have seen thus far.”
With the publication of “Blowback” (published in October by Blue Rider Press), Plame and co-author Sarah Lovett have tried to change public perception about female operatives with the introduction of a major new suspense series starring undercover CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson — a devoted patriot navigating a man’s world while never losing her femininity, morality, or self.
Plame’s own career as an undercover CIA agent was effectively ended when her cover was exposed by several members of the Bush Administration in 2003.
In her book, Plame brings all the field experience to satisfy the public’s infinite curiosity about the CIA and its worldwide operations.
Tickets are $15 per person or $30 for VIP seating which includes wine and refreshments. Tickets can be purchased online at somos.org or by calling the office at 575-758-0081. The Mabel Lodge Luhan House is located at 240 Morada Lane in Taos.
For more information, contact Kristina Ortez de Jones at 575-758-0081 or email@example.com.