- Regional Events
Reconnect with your Simon’s Rock community! Join other alumni, parents, and friends
at events on campus and around the country this Fall.
Fall 2017 Faculty Salon Series
The Salon series provides alumni, parents, and friends with opportunities to get together
and remain involved with the intellectual life of Simon’s Rock. The evening will begin
with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and conversation followed by a reading and discussion.
We are proud to invite you to our fall salon series with Brendan Mathews.
New York, NY
Great Barrington, MA
Check back for reservation details.
Salon Series Features Brendan Matthews
Brendan Mathews, Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literature, joined the
faculty at Simon's Rock in 2007. His teaching and research interests include contemporary
fiction, twentieth-century Ireland, the role of literature in the formation of national
identity, the graphic novel, and short stories.
Brendan is the author of The World of Tomorrow, published by Little, Brown & Co. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Ireland, where he
taught in the graduate creative writing program at University College Cork. His fiction
has twice appeared in The Best American Short Stories and in Virginia Quarterly Review, Salon, Cincinnati Review, and other publications in the US and UK. He has been the recipient of grants and
fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Sustainable Arts Foundation,
and the Sewanee Writers Conference. Born and raised in upstate New York, he graduated
from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his MFA from the
University of Virginia.
One of Entertainment Weekly’s 20 Must-Read Books of the Fall
Starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and Library Journal
A Publishers Weekly Writer to Watch
“As rich and raucous as the city it celebrates.” —O., The Oprah Magazine
“Admirably fearless …Mathews has talent in buckets.”—New York Times Book Review
Simon's Rock Socials hosted by Alumni Ambassadors
Saturday, October 14
Wicked Weed Brewing
6 - 8 p.m.
Hosted by Peggy Clark ’80 and Suzanne Hoover Klimek ’79
Thursday, November 9
San Francisco, CA
6 - 8 p.m.
Hosted by Jochai Ben-Avie ’06, David Ernst ’10, and Michael Lawrence ’98
Saturday, November 11
Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Noah Merin 94, Craig Sauer '90 and Tara Treiber '93. The event will be hosted
at the home of Noah Merin. Address will shared upon RSVP.
Thursday, November 16
6 - 8 p.m.
Hosted by Hannah Schmidt ’99. Join us at Hannah’s home.
Saturday, November 18
Local 360 Cafe and Bar, Belltown
5 - 7 p.m.
Hosted by Elise Shapiro '89.
Thursday, November 30
Jeffrey Landale '08 will host the event at Radiator located near Dupont Circle.
Want to help host a social in your region?
Contact Cathy Ingram
Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement