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Letters Home From Stanford

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Tue, May 22, 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
One Federal Street
1 federal St, 18th floor, Boston MA 02110
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Hear Alison Carpenter Davis, '79, speak about her well-reviewed book "Letters Home From Stanford: 125 years of Correspondence from Students of Stanford University" 

Remember those late-night imaginings, questions, and debates that you and dorm mates engaged in back at the Farm? Letters Home from Stanford, a published collection of letters, emails, and texts sent home by generations of Stanford’s students, gives you a cross-generational gab session. These students—some alive, some not—continue to engage, inspire, and challenge you—just like the gang back in the dorm. 

" 'Letters Home' is a fascinating collection based on the experience of young people undergoing the incredible intellectual and personal growth that occurs when they head off to college. The letters cover a full range of experience: from building resilience, to living in an intellectually vibrant community, to making new friends, to learning the challenges and opportunities of being an independent, thoughtful adult. What an exhilarating and insightful read!"


Doors open at 6:45. Enjoy wine and snacks with fellow alums until 7:15, then enjoy Davis's presentation, including the reading of an excerpt by Chris Carlsmith, '86. There will be time for a Q & A, more socializing, and the purchase and signing of books. 

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