Merry Christmas from the Alumni Office!
Dr. Paul Willis Poetry Reading: December 12, Ventura
Paul Willis, professor of English at Westmont, will be reading from his new book of poetry, “Say This Prayer into the Past”, on Thursday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. The reading will take place in the E. P. Foster Library, Topping Room, at 651 Main Street in Ventura. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.
“Say This Prayer into the Past” reckons with cadavers in the family closet, a house lost to a wildfire, and the heartbreaking beauty of the Sierra Nevada. “These poems speak into the trials and joys the years have rendered,” Willis says. “Their purpose is to bless those of us who mourn and to bring some measure of comfort.”
We hope you can join fellow local alumni and Dr. Paul Willis for this event!
Upcoming Alumni Events in 2014 (more details to come):
Bay Area eBay Event with alumnus, Dane Howard '94: January 17
Hawaii Event wtih Coach Russell Smelley: February 1
Homecoming '13 Highlights
Shelley (Schar) Croudace '92
September 25, 2013 | Posted in Alumni Profiles
The winding, dusty road to the camp ends unexpectedly with hills, woods and water. In the heart of Zimbabwe, Shelley Schar Croudace ’92 and her husband, Alistair, have created Lasting Impressions Wilderness Training Center (LIWTC) on 450 spectacular acres. Thatched stone buildings and landscaped walkways sit amidst tall acacia trees along a river. Antelope, monkeys, baboons and other wildlife wander …[more]