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 a collaborative alumnae event that will reconnect alumnae to life on campus and to one another. The Alumnae Association invites all alumnae to share in a common reading experience.
When is Pioneer Book Club?
Pioneer Book Club will be celebrated in February and March 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.
Book choices to be announced. Contact Jane Claxton '68 for more information at email@example.com.
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 Pioneer Book Club Package that will include: name tags, sign-in sheets, discussion questions, contact information forms, a door prize, book marks, and event evaluation forms.
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.
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