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News and Events

Thirsty Third Thursday
Share conversation and comestibles with fellow Reedies on Thirsty Third Thursday. Look for the pink table-top sign and the stuffed griffin at a pub/bar/restaurant near you.

If you want to see where other Thirsty Third Thursday events are happening, check here.

Reading group
Reading group meetings start at 7:30 p.m and generally end around 9:30 p.m   New participants are welcome.  People who have read the month’s selection are welcome to come; no long-term commitment is required.  If you plan to attend, please e-mail or call the hosts at least two days before the meeting to let them know you expect to attend and to confirm the location.  Locations sometimes change after the calendar has been sent out.  Contact Peter Greenfield ’67 with questions or suggestions (; 206/322-2640.)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
“The Master,” by Colm Tóibín

Home of Rachel Klevit ‘78

 & Jerry Sale MAT ‘69

1025 Belmont Place East

Seattle, WA 98102

(206) 322-9199

In “The Master” (“unquestionably the work of a first-rate novelist”) Tóibín “has grafted a novelist's imaginative sympathy and human insight onto the armature of real-life events [in the life of Henry James].”  Daniel Mendelsohn in the NYT:“The Master,” published in 2004, was the winner of the Dublin IMPAC Prize, the Prix du Meilleur Livre, and was named the LA Times Novel of the Year.  It was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
Reading-group participants may be interested to know that Colm Tóibín recently wrote about the subject of one of our recent discussions: “The Infatuations,” by Javier Marías.  Here is a link to his article in the New York Review of Books:

If you have an idea for an event please contact the Rainier chapter. We'd love to hear your ideas.


The Rainier chapter has recently set up an email listserve to arrange get-togethers with fellow Reedies on short notice. If you want to invite Reedies to join you for a concert, movie, drink, dinner or a hike, please send an email to the list. This is an opt-in list, which means the only people who will see the announcements will be people who have subscribed to the web page. There is an option to get the messages combined in one message daily or weekly; please subscribe at

Steering Committee

To contact the chapter, send email to or you can look up individual members using the alumni directory in IRIS.

Sally Snyder Brunette ’83
Ben Demboski ’02
Ethel K. Katz ’46
Hana Levay ’99
John Neumaier ’83
Barbara Carter Radin ’75
Erik Speckman ’91
Bram Wessel ’90, chair