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Jun
17
Mon
Brown Club of DC Board Meeting @ TBA
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open to all alumni.  Please contact Corey Lipow (clipow@gmail.com) with questions.

Jul
14
Sun
Brown Book Club: “Less” @ TBD
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Brown Book Club will meet on Sunday, July 14 to discuss Andrew Sean Greer’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel Less (fiction, 272 pp, 2017). We’ll begin at 6PM with dinner, then go on to discussion. Please RSVP by Friday, July 12 by contacting the event organizer, who will provide location information. Mention any food allergies, and bring $6 – $8 for the meal.

“Who says you can’t run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can’t say yes–it would be too awkward–and you can’t say no–it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world.

QUESTION: How do you arrange to skip town?

ANSWER: You accept them all.

A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author The New York Times has hailed as “inspired, lyrical,” “elegiac,” “ingenious,” as well as “too sappy by half,” Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.” — Amazon Book Review

Sep
8
Sun
Brown Book Club: “Abide with Me” @ Reston, VA
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Brown Book Club will meet on Sunday, September 8 in Reston, VA to discuss Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout (fiction, 294 pp, 2007). We’ll begin at 6PM with dinner, then go on to discussion. Please RSVP by Friday, September 6 by contacting the event organizer, who will provide location information. Mention any food allergies, and bring $6 – $8 for the meal.

“Strout, author of the Pultizer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge, welcomes readers back to the archetypal, lovely landscape of northern New England. In the late 1950s, in the small town of West Annett, Maine, a minister, Tyler, struggles to regain his calling, his family, and his happiness in the wake of profound loss. At the same time, the community he has served so charismatically must come to terms with its own strengths and failings, faith and hypocrisy, loyalty and abandonment, when a dark secret is revealed. In prose incandescent and artful, Strout draws readers into the details of ordinary life in a way that makes it extraordinary. All is considered: life, love, God, and community within these pages, and all is made new by this writer’s boundless compassion and graceful prose.” A New York Times bestseller.

Welcome to the Brown Community in DC!

Dear DC area Brunonians,

We are excited to be stepping into the leadership of the Brown Club of DC (BCDC). It is a privilege to be able to build upon the great legacy left to us by our predecessors and we look forward to continuing the legacy of service to this community and to Brown.

This organization exists to serve your needs and we take that responsibility seriously. We are hitting the ground running, with a variety of social, networking and service events planned for the summer. We hope that you will make time in your busy lives to participate in the activities that interest you.

We also recognize and appreciate the loyalty and enthusiasm of Brown alums all over the DC Metro area, and we want to provide opportunities for all of you to share your talents and interests with us. Many of our best events started as suggestions from alums just like you. Please connect with us at any of these activities, or contact us directly by email or social media if you have ideas or comments that you’d like to share regarding future events and initiatives.

We look forward to a year of fellowship, learning and fun!

Kevin O’Brien ’13

Michael Santos ’07

Co-Presidents | Brown Club of DC

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