Girl Scouts of Connecticut to host “Conversation Event” with New York Times best-selling author Martha Hall Kelly

Girl Scouts of Connecticut will host “A Conversation with Martha Hall Kelly” on Wednesday, April 11, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the New Haven Lawn Club where they will feature New York Times best-selling author Martha Hall Kelly, author of best-selling novel Lilac Girls. Kelly will be interviewed by Diane Smith, Emmy award-winning TV and media personality.

Kelly will share her journey as a female author and what inspired her to write Lilac Girls, her debut novel, which became a New York Times bestseller the week it was published in April 2016. Lilac Girls is based on a true story of a New York Socialite and Connecticut resident, Caroline Ferriday. Caroline championed a group of concentration camp survivors known as the “Ravensbrück Rabbits” and brought them to her home in Bethlehem, Connecticut, for rehabilitation and a trip of a lifetime. Kelly was inspired to write this novel when she visited Caroline’s family home and learned about her life.

Lilac Girls is a true story about compassion and sisterhood, and Caroline Ferriday exemplifies all of the attributes that Girl Scouts holds dear,” said Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO Mary Barneby. “Caroline saw injustice and was a real risk-taker—creating positive change and making our world a better place, like our Girl Scouts in Connecticut and across the globe do today. We look forward to learning more about Martha, and Caroline and her friends, during our conversation.”

Everyone is invited to join the conversation. Tickets are $100 with a member discount price of $80. Click here for information about the event and sponsorship opportunities or please contact Samantha Goodman at