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Newcomb regional book clubs take place every fall and spring semester. The aim is to bring alumnae together in each city for an evening of conversation. Contact newcombalumnae@tulane.edu with any questions.

The fall 2018 book is Sing, Unburied, Sing by National Book Award winner and Tulane professor Jesmyn Ward.

Overview: Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she’s high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach Jojo how to be a man. When the white father of Leonie’s children is released from prison, she packs her kids and a friend into her car and sets out across the state for Parchman farm, the Mississippi State Penitentiary, on a journey rife with danger and promise.

Fall 2018 Book Clubs

Volunteers from across the country are hosting discussion groups nationwide; find one near you and join in the fun! For more information on the Newcomb Alumnae Book Club, contact Alyssa Liehr at aliehr@tulane.edu.

Alexandria, VA
Tuesday, October 30 | 7-9 pm
Hosted by Patsie Uchello (NC ’76)
2001 Shiver Drive, Alexandria, VA 22307
Please respond to pmuchello@aol.com by October 20.

Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, October 16 | 7 pm
Hosted by Livvy Lipson (NC ’68) and Wendy Ludwig (NC ’64)
1401 River Vista Drive, Atlanta, GA 30339
Please respond to livvy.lipson@traveledge.com by October 9.

Austin, TX
Saturday, November 3 | 1 pm
Hosted by Abbey Moore Graf (NC ’01)
9614 Woodvale Drive, Austin, TX 78729
Please respond to abbeygraf@gmail.com or 512-914-7792 by October 31.

Boca Raton, FL
Thursday, October 11 | 7 pm
Featuring Sally J. Kenney, Ph.D., Executive Director of Newcomb College Institute
Hosted by Deb Carman (NC ’80, L *83), Dori Lynn Neuwirth (NC ’90), and Ally Halperin (NC ’08, B *15)
1101 SW 21st Ave, Boca Raton, FL 33486
Please respond to allyhalperin@gmail.com by October 3.

Chicago, IL
Thursday, October 4 | 6 pm
Hosted by Pris Mims (NC ’74) and Marti Levy (NC ’77)
225 N Columbus Drive, Unit 6508, Chicago, IL 60601
Please respond to mimspa@aol.com or 312-861-0166 by October 1.

Dallas, TX
Tuesday, October 30 | 7:30 pm
Hosted by Dana Zale Gerard (NC ‘85) and Laurie Finger Berger (NC ’88)
12007 Arbargee Circle Dallas, TX 75230
Please respond to dzg@sbcglobal.net by October 23.

Denver, CO
Sunday, October 14 | 2-4 pm
Hosted by Jennifer Kemp Cruseturner (NC ’04)
1422 Forest Street, Denver, CO 80220
Please respond to Jenkemp7@gmail.com or 504-296-0716 by October 7.

Harlingen, TX
Friday, October 5 | 6 pm
Hosted by Ann Talbot Roberts (NC ’67)
Stefano’s Brooklyn Pizza, 4201 W. Business 83, Harlingen, TX 78552

Houston, TX
Monday, October 29 | 6:30 pm
Hosted by Cheryl A. Verlander (NC ’70)
5314 Mandell Blvd, Houston, TX 77005
Please respond to caverlander@gmail.com or 713-824-7856 by October 24.

Memphis, TN
Monday, November 12 | 7 pm
Hosted by Kathy Shapiro Wexler (NC ’91)
745 W Suggs Drive, Memphis, TN 38120
Please respond to kathyshapiro@hotmail.com by November 9.

Minneapolis, MN
Sunday, October 7 | 11:00 am
Hosted by Davita Petty (NC ’11) and Clark Goldenrod (NC ’10)
Breaking Bread Café, 1210 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Please respond to davita.petty@gmail.com by October 1.

New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, October 30 | 6:30 pm
Hosted by Catherine Newstadt Makk (NC ’93) 1434 Toledano Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
Please respond to catherinemakk@gmail.com by October 16.

San Francisco, CA
Sunday, November 4 | 2 pm
Hosted by Katie Wilczak (NC ’07)
Arlequin Cafe, 384 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Please respond to katie.wilczak@gmail.com by October 27.

For more information, contact
Geneva Longlois-Marney
glongloismarney@tulane.edu