Smith Club of Colorado Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Montclair Civic Building
6820 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80220

RSVP at, 720-432-4136 or through Evite. Free for all Smith College alumnae. Guests are $10 at the door.

It’s time to gather and celebrate the activities of the Smith College Club of Colorado. Join us for drinks, delicious refreshments, an update on the Smith Club and a special guest talk from Michael Thurston.

About the Annual Meeting Speaker

Michael Thurston is the incoming Provost and Dean of Faculty and the Helen Means Professor English at Smith College. He is the author of several books and numerous essays on modern poetry (and of a novel, Houses from Another Street).

Michael’s talk is entitled “‘Even now, surmise’: The Non-commercial Value of the Literary.” What good is literature? What is literature good for? As students, parents, and the public debate the value of liberal education, it is important to describe the specific good that literary language and literary reading do. This talk focuses on the specific value of renewed perception that engagement with literature brings about. In short: literature renews our relationships with the world, with others, and with ourselves, relationships that deteriorate without the kind of attention that literature demands and develops.


The Montclair Civic Building, also known as “The Molkery,” is located in the heart of Denver’s Montclair neighborhood. It’s on the corner of East 12th Avenue and Newport Street, just a few blocks from Monaco Parkway Quebec Street and East Colfax Avenue. There is free parking in the surrounding neighborhood.