Monthly Archives: December 2012

January Program

hk_coverAAUW-MWB is looking forward to welcoming Brookline author Rosie Sultan, who will be discussing her debut novel, Helen Keller in Love, on January 9th.

The Boston Globe review certainly makes us want to read the book:

“Ambitious. Sultan’s sensibility is consistently contemporary, a wise choice given Keller’s distinctly modern views. An advocate for women’s rights, an unapologetic socialist and fierce opponent to World War I, Keller exposed and challenged oppression and prejudice in all its myriad forms. Her voice in this novel is evocative of any current celebrity’s. She feels imprisoned by her reputation and her fans’ expectations of her, weary of being the meal ticket for her family, and harassed by the press. As much as she loves and needs Annie, she also chafes at their interdependence. And above all, she is unashamed of her own sexuality, eager to express it, and resentful of her mother and sister’s determination to keep her pure and caged within the confines of propriety…Sultan does a fine job of demonstrating how Keller navigates the world with just three senses.”

Rosie Sultan earned her MFA at Goddard College and won a PEN Discovery Award for fiction. A former fellow at the Virginia Center for the Arts, she has taught writing at Boston University, the University of Massachusetts, and Suffolk University. She lives with her husband and son in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Copies of Helen Keller in Love will be available for purchase and signing. The meeting is on January 9, 2013, at 7PM at the First United Methodist Church, 645 Main Street, in Melrose, MA 02176.

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Hello, World!

The Melrose-Wakefield branch of AAUW now has an online home of our very own!

Blog posts on the front page will publicize upcoming monthly meetings as well as special branch events and traditions like the Superbowl Brunch, the spring potluck dinners, and the annual Boston Pops outing. There will also be news posts, Legal Advocacy Fund updates, and recaps of meetings and events with photos for those who were unable to attend.

You can subscribe to this blog by filling in your email address and clicking the “Follow” button over to the right to be notified whenever there’s a new posting.

Check out these pages by clicking the tabs above:

About: More about AAUW and our branch in particular, including how to contact us.

Programs: A list of the terrific monthly events that have been scheduled for the 2012-2013 season.

Book Group: Information about the evening book club, including location, meeting dates, and the list of books the group will be reading this year.

Great Decisions: Information about the foreign policy discussion group, including location, meeting dates, and the list of topics the group will be discussing in February and March 2013.

Enjoy!

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