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February 6th, 2005

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07:06 am - Celebrate MacDowell Month! (February 2005)
February is MacDowell Month!!

http://www.macdowellcolony.org “The MacDowell Colony was founded in Peterborough, New Hampshire, in 1907. The Colony's mission today, as it was then, is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which to produce enduring works of the imagination. More than 250 writers, composers, visual artists, photographers, printmakers, filmmakers, architects, interdisciplinary artists, and those collaborating on creative works come to the Colony each year from all parts of the United States and abroad.”

You can learn more about Alpha Chi Omega’s contributions to MacDowell Colony here: http://www.macdowellcolony.org/announcements.html (scroll down a bit)

We honor the work of MacDowell Colony by celebrating the Fine Arts, particularly during the month of February, which has been designated by AXO as MacDowell Month.

To participate, you can visit a museum, gallery or studio; see a play, concert or performance; read a great book; create your own work of art; or learn more about MacDowell Colony http://www.macdowellcolony.org

Live Theatre
If you live in the Chicago area, you can support ZU initiate Lisa Herceg who is performing in “Quality Street” at the Rogue Theatre Company www.roguetheater.com now through February 5th. Quality Street is “the story of two upper-middle class sisters who believe that one is about to be proposed to. Instead they find, to their horror, that her beau considers her only a friend and his big announcement was not a proposal but news of his joining the army.”

Book Club
In keeping with our virtual theme, we will be establishing a virtual book club. No I don't mean you virtually read a book. We'll be discussing books via the web. The basic outline of this book club is as follows:

- Every 4 - 6 weeks, a book will be selected and posted online for all members. Suggestions for books for discussion are absolutely welcome.
- An email will be sent to all who are interested in participating.
- We will then initiate the discussion via the online message boards, on yahoo groups. Everyone can post their thoughts and comments. Messages can be posted at any time - that's the beauty. Responses and threads can be followed.
- Then at a pre-determined date and time, we can all log into Yahoo groups and chat online about the book. This will be akin to meeting face-to-face. Be ready for some confusion and chatting fun.

I am sure the first couple of rounds will help us iron out the kinks.
Any ideas are gladly accepted.

Nikki, Book Club Chair

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Date:April 22nd, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC)
the book club blog is at http://mtmaxobookclub.blogspot.com/

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