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Gretchen Edwards

Taking a break for now

We’ve enjoyed coming together over the past year to discuss some great reads with our fellow Deacs! From Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs to Eric G. Wilson’s Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck, the topics and conversation have always proved interesting. We are also thankful that we’ve had a team of knowledgeable librarians from ZSR Library to serve as our discussion guides.

The Alumni Office and ZSR Library were able to collaborate on quite a bit of alumni programming in 2012. From classes on everything from social media to eBooks, and of course, DeacsRead, it’s been an enjoyable partnership. We look forward to offering additional programming for our alumni in conjunction with ZSR throughout 2013. We’ve decided to take a break from DeacsRead for the time being in order to focus on developing that programming.

We invite you to revisit past discussions and suggest future books in the meantime. If you are particularly interested in DeacsRead, please let us know.

Getting ready for Fall 2012!

We’re excited to kick off DeacsRead this Fall! Feel free to get a head start reading any of our Fall picks:

  • September: Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck by Eric Wilson
  • October: The Warmth of other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
  • November: Readers’ Choice
  • See the Book List for more information about each of these books, as well as related events. From author Eric G. Wilson’s library lecture to author Isabel Wilkerson’s talk at Reynolda House, there will be a number of opportunities this Fall to discuss all things literary with like-minded Deacs!