How do I register?
Register online to attend a book club event in your area or contact your hostess individually.
What is Pioneer Book Club?
Pioneer Book Club is an alumnae event that connects alumnae to one another. The Alumnae Association invites alumnae to share in a common reading experience with other alumnae in their community.
When is Pioneer Book Club?
Pioneer Book Club will be celebrated in March and April 2017 with alumnae hostesses opening their homes or other location (restaurant, coffeehouse, bookstore, etc.) for conversation, refreshments, and a lively book discussion. Check out our list of events for a book discussion in your area. (I don’t see an event in my area, but I would like to host a book discussion!)
Tell me more about book choices for 2017.
The Board of Managers has addressed feedback from previous years’ book clubs and has made changes in the approach for this year. Since many alumnae and groups in which they have joined wish to choose a book to discuss, according to the interests of the group, we are encouraging each group hostess to either make the choice or ask those in her area to make suggestions and a choice for a book that their specific group will read and discuss.
I don't have time to read the book. May I still attend a Pioneer Book Club event?
Yes, we encourage you to call your area hostess and reserve a space to enjoy spending time with other Wesleyan women in your city.
I live in a big city and have limited space in my home. How large a group would I be hosting?
We suggest that attendees to book club events be limited to no more than 20 alumnae at each event. We anticipate having multiple Pioneer Book Club events in larger cities to accommodate all alumnae who are interested in participating. Each event will have its own RSVP date.
What kind of refreshments should I serve?
Light refreshments are the best, but selections are up to each individual hostess and her friends. Coffee and dessert is always a good choice.
What kind of resources will Wesleyan provide?
Each hostess will receive a list of those alumnae who have signed up to attend the event.
How will Pioneer Book Club be promoted?
The Alumnae Office will promote Pioneer Book Club through e-invitations, emails, the Wesleyan Magazine, and social media, and will provide hostesses with resources for events.
Willet Library at Wesleyan College, 5:30 P.M. Hostesses: Millie Hudson and Susan Allen
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