Alumni Events

Alumni Book Club

Join Parker’s alumni-only virtual book club!

We are so grateful to English faculty members Mike Mahany and recently retired Bonnie Seebold for their generosity in volunteering their time and expertise to facilitate five book discussions with alumni this year.

Between the two of them, they have touched the lives of at least 3,000 Parker alumni, from the Class of 1978 to the Class of 2022! 

We have read the following:
The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead
How Much of These Hills Is Gold, C Pam Zhang
Interior Chinatown, Charles Yu
Apeirogon, Colum McCann
Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro
The Matrix, Lauren Groff
The Promise, Damon Galgut
Actress: A Novel, Anne Enright
At Night All Blood Is Black, David Diop
The Women of Troy, Pat Barker
The Last White Man, Mohsin Hamid
Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

We will meet via Zoom on the following dates, all are on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (CST):

February 9: Liberation Day, George Saunders
April 20
June 22
You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. An email will be sent when registration is opened for the next session.

Registration will open approximately six weeks prior to each event.

If you have any questions, please contact Krista in the Alumni Office at 773.797.5538 or
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