Tuesday May 22, 2018 11:30 AM

The Washington Rare Book Group invites you to join us for lunch and a lecture by
Michael Suarez, SJ, Director, Rare Book School.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at the Busboys and Poets “U Street Corridor” location at 14th and V Streets NW, (2021 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009,) 11:30 a.m.

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Our speaker, Michael Suarez, is University Professor and Director of Rare Book School at the University of Virginia.  He recently completed his term as a Distinguished Presidential Fellow of the Council on Library and Information Resources in Washington, DC, and was nominated by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities. Since 2008, three of Suarez’s publications have been named Books of the Year by the Times Literary Supplement.  Michael is Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online, co-general editor of The Collected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins in eight volumes, and, with a group of C18 colleagues, has recently undertaken a new editorial project, The Complete Writings of Alexander Pope for Oxford University Press.

The event will begin with a cash bar at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 12 Noon.  The cost of the lunch will be $25.00 paid in advance.

Important Change of Venue:  WRBG is no longer meeting at Fort McNair.  Fort McNair closed its Officer’s Club as of March 31st, thus ending a long tradition for WRBG’s Annual Meeting venue.  We will miss our meetings at “the Fort” but will begin new traditions this year with our meeting at Busboys and Poets.

Bus Boys and Poets
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009 (Map)

Important agenda item:  The lunch will also constitute the Group’s annual meeting, including the election of officers for the coming year.

We will also discuss a proposal from the WRBG Executive Board to establish an annual scholarship for one student to attend Rare Book School.  A copy of the proposal is available for review below along with our justification.  I will put the proposal up for discussion at our annual meeting and answer any questions you may have. The Board recommends approval of this proposal as our way to foster the education of future rare book professionals.

I look forward to seeing you all at our last event until next fall.

William E. Baxter
President
Washington Rare Book Group

P.S. Have you paid your 2018 dues yet ($30.00)?  If you have, thank you! If not, you may click here to pay online or bring a check to the event.

 

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