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The DFW Smith College Alumnae Club was re-established in the Summer of 2009. We are a club functioning solely on volunteers, with no elected officers. We organize about four events a year, one for each season. Its just plain and simple with us; if you want to volunteer and organize an event, just email us and we can help you get started!

Our goal is to connect the over 300 Smithies in the DFW metroplex and start a solid club of sisterhood and Smithie relationships.

In the future, we would like more recruitment of young women in the DFW area to Northampton, and would love to establish a scholarship fund for those looking to attend Smith.

At the moment, we are in need of bright and energetic Smithies full of ideas looking to volunteer and organize an event in the area. As you may know, Smith is amazing and can change your life and has done so for many of us. We would like to offer that to more young women and continue a strong foundation for Smith Alumni.

We look forward to meeting you!

Have questions or want to volunteer? Email us at dfwsmithclub@gmail.com.

DFW Smith Club Book Group

THE DFW SMITH CLUB BOOK GROUP MEET-UP

The Smith Club of DFW book group’s next choice will be announced shortly. Typically, our discussions are on Sundays at 3:00pm

Date: TBD

Contact Abby Garfield for venue information or to be included in the group’s email list at abbygarfield@yahoo.com


Past reads...

April

Sing, Unburied, Sing

The Smith Club of DFW book group’s next choice is Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.  This novel won the National Book Award for fiction in 2017.  Our discussion will be Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 3 pm. 

Contact Abby Garfield for venue information or to be included in the group’s email list at abbygarfield@yahoo.com

February

HILLBILLY ELEGY: A MEMOIR OF A FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS

The Smith Club of DFW book group’s next choice is Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance.  Our discussion will be Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 3 pm. 

Contact Abby Garfield '90 for venue information or to be included in the group’s email list at abbygarfield@yahoo.com


2017

SEPTEMBER

THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS BY CRISTINA HENRÍQUEZ

The Smith Club of DFW book group’s next choice is The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez.  This novel is the Smith Reads selection for the “first-year reading experience” when new students arrive at Smith this fall.  Our discussion will be Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 3 pm.  Contact Abby Garfield for venue information or to be included in the group’s email list at abbygarfield@yahoo.com

June

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

The Smith Club of DFW book group’s next choice is Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale.  Our discussion will be Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 3 pm.  Contact Abby Garfield for venue information or to be included in the group’s email list at abbygarfield@yahoo.com

 

 

April

COLSON WHITEHEAD'S THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

The Smith Club of DFW book group’s next choice is Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award-winning novel The Underground Railroad.  Our discussion will be Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3 pm.  Contact Abby Garfield for venue information or to be included in the group’s email list at abbygarfield@yahoo.com

 

JANUARY

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VIET THANH NGUYEN’S THE SYMPATHIZER

The Smith Club of DFW book group’s next choice is Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Sympathizer.  Our discussion will be Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3 pm.  Contact Abby Garfield for venue information or to be included in the group’s email list at abbygarfield@yahoo.com

 

 


2016

November

HELEN OYEYEMI'S WHAT IS NOT YOURS IS NOT YOURS

The Smith Club of DFW book group’s next choice is Helen Oyeyemi’s story collection What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours.  Our discussion will be Sunday, November 13, 2016, at 3 pm.  Contact Abby Garfield for venue information or to be included in the group’s email list at abbygarfield@yahoo.com.  

SEPTEMBER

JENNIFER CLEMENT'S PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN

The Smith Club of DFW book group’s next choice is Jennifer Clement’s novel Prayers for the Stolen.  Our discussion will be Sunday, September 18, 2016, at 3 pm. Contact Abby Garfield for venue information or to be included in the group’s email list at abbygarfield@yahoo.com.

 

 

June

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON’S MEMOIR LIVING HISTORY

The Smith Club of DFW book group’s next choice is Hillary Rodham Clinton’s memoir Living History, published in 2003.  Our discussion will be Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 3 pm.  Contact Abby Garfield '90 for venue information or to be included in the group’s email list at abbygarfield@yahoo.com

 

APRIL

MY LIFE ON THE ROAD

The Smith Club of DFW book group’s next choice is Gloria Steinem’s My Life on the Road. Our discussion will be Sunday, April 3, 2016, at 3 pm. 

Contact Abby Garfield for venue information or to be included in the group’s email list at abbygarfield@yahoo.com

 

JANUARY

IAN LESLIE’S CURIOUS:  THE DESIRE TO KNOW AND WHY YOUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT

The Smith Club of DFW book group’s next choice is Ian Leslie’s Curious:  The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It.  The discussion will be Sunday, January 31, 2016, at 3 pm.  

Contact Abby Garfield for venue information or to be included in the group’s email list at abbygarfield@yahoo.com.

 

November

MY BELOVED WORLD BY SONIA SOTOMAYOR

The Smith Club of DFW book group’s next choice is Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir My Beloved World.  Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, its first justice of Hispanic heritage, and its third female justice.  

Her memoir was published in 2013.  

The discussion will be Sunday, November 8 at 3 pm.  

 

 

September

A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING BY RUTH OZEKI '80

The book club’s next choice is A Tale for the Time Being byRuth Ozeki, Smith class of 1980. This novel is the Alumnae Association’s choice for its Smith Reads program for July and August. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2013. The discussion will be Sunday, September 20 at 3 p.m. Venue to be announced.

 

JUNE

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE BY ANTHONY DOERR

The DFW Smith Book Group is planning its third meeting for Sunday, June 28, at 3 pm.  New members welcome!  

We will discuss Anthony Doerr’s novel All the Light We Cannot See.  Venue will be announced. 

 

April

"H IS FOR HAWK" BY HELEN MCDONALD

H is for Hawk by Helen McDonald is about her experience living with and training a goshawk. 

We will meet on Sunday, April 12, at 3 pm at the home of Carolyn Macartney in east Dallas. Her contact information is below. PLEASE RSVP to Carolyn Macartney if you plan to attend cmacpix@gmail.com.

We will discuss Helen Macdonald’s memoir H is for Hawk about her experience living with and training a goshawk. 

 

February

Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong

Please join us to kick off the DFW Smith Club Book Group. The group will meet regularly in member’s homes to discuss books of the group’s choosing.

Our inaugural meeting will be Sunday, February 22, at 3:00 p.m. at the home of Abby Garfield ’90 in Plano. We will discuss the Alumnae Association’s Smith Reads selection for January-February:

Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong

By Jessica Bacal
Director of the Smith College Wurtele Center
for Work and Life
http://www.jessbacal.com/

Please RSVP to abbygarfield@yahoo.com.