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Another "A Queer Love Story" Reading

posted Feb 21, 2018, 9:25 PM by East Bay Smith Club   [ updated Feb 21, 2018, 9:25 PM ]

Did you miss former Smith Provost Marilyn Schuster's reading from her new book "A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout" in December? There's another event coming up on March 7th.

Spring Faculty Speaker

posted Feb 3, 2018, 9:07 PM by East Bay Smith Club   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 9:22 PM ]

Join the East Bay Smith Club on March 15, 2018 at 7:00pm to hear Smith Professor Emeritus of American History Daniel Horowitz discuss his latest book, Happier? The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired To Transform America, which is available through Oxford University Press or as an ebook. We are grateful that Professor Horowitz is able to visit our club and hope that many Smithies will be able to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to

Our Annual Report is Here!

posted Jan 16, 2018, 9:57 PM by East Bay Smith Club

It's here! Read the 2016-2017 EBSC Annual Report now. Check out a new letter from the President, recruiting update, Readers' Corner, and more. Please pay special attention to the open board positions on page 2 - we'd love for you to volunteer!

January 20, 2018: Women's March Oakland Meet-up

posted Jan 13, 2018, 11:55 AM by Sherrill Lavagnino   [ updated Jan 14, 2018, 11:23 AM by East Bay Smith Club ]

 Let's all meet to March together at the Oakland Women's March on January 20! Look for Smith banner or Blue and Gold balloons. Family; friends; 7 Sisters; other women's college grads all welcome to join!

"A Queer Love Story" Reading

posted Dec 3, 2017, 4:16 PM by East Bay Smith Club   [ updated Dec 3, 2017, 5:37 PM ]

A Queer Love Story

Dear East Bay Smithies,

 Susan Van Dyne and I (now retired to Oakland from Smith and the Program for the Study of Women & Gender) will be doing a dramatic reading of my recent book, A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bebout, at the University Press Book Store on Bancroft across from Zellerbach Hall on the UC campus. The date is Saturday, December 16 from 4:00-6:00. Please join us if you can, it would be great to see Smithies there.

Marilyn (Schuster)

RSVP now for the November 5 Potluck

posted Oct 29, 2017, 9:27 PM by East Bay Smith Club

Use this link to access the "Whoozin" invitation:

Nov 5, 2017: Save the Date for the Fall Potluck

posted Sep 30, 2017, 1:57 PM by East Bay Smith Club   [ updated Sep 30, 2017, 1:58 PM ]

It's fall and that means potluck time! This year it will be Sunday November 5 in the Berkeley hills home of Holly House. Details and invitation to follow.

Smith Fall 2017 Alumnae Webinar Series kicks off soon!

posted Aug 18, 2017, 11:51 AM by Sherrill Lavagnino

It's FREE!!! For more information and to register:

October 29, 2016: Fall Potluck in Berkeley

posted Oct 14, 2016, 5:12 PM by East Bay Smith Club   [ updated Oct 14, 2016, 5:12 PM ]

If you are on our email list you should have already received an invitation to the fall potluck on October 29. If not, here's a link:

Theater Outing: Emperor Jones 2pm Matinee Oct 2, 2016 at Tao House in Danville

posted Sep 12, 2016, 2:28 PM by Sherrill Lavagnino

This year we've decided to see Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones.  The play is part of Danville’s yearly Eugene O’Neill festival.  The unique thing about the performance is that is held at the barn of O’Neill’s former home in the Danville hills:  Tao House. This complicates matters somewhat, since you need to arrive early and park in Danville in order to take the National Park Service shuttle up to the house (which is on a gated, private road). However, if you get there early enough, you can tour the home before the performance!  It doesn’t take long and it is a lovely building with great views of Mount Diablo.
Here is a description of the play from the festival’s website:  “Fugitive turned island dictator Brutus Jones learns that he has a revolt on this hands and must flee for his life. O'Neill's ground-breaking play explores the psyche of a hunted man trying to outrun his guilt and fears. Don't miss the American theatre's first psychological thrill ride.” Here are some useful links:

Tickets:  Click here to purchase tickets

The website for the play:

Information about taking the shuttle to Tao House:

The festival website:


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