Boston, October 2016

Now constantly there is the sound, quieter than rain,
of the leaves falling.

Under their loosening bright gold, the sycamore limbs bleach whiter.

Now the only flowers
are beeweed and aster, spray of their white and lavender over the brown leaves.

The calling of a crow sounds

loud—a landmark—now

that the life of summer falls

silent, and the nights grow. ---Wendell Berry, 1965

It’s time for a celebration of OCTOBER. It is perhaps our most beautiful month here in New England, and the Boston area, more than most places, is thick with the optimism and planning of a new academic year. Please join this gathering of remarkable women—some newcomers here and some old hands--- for drinks, food and conversation.

Hosted by

Zoe Crosher, Alison Nordström and Lucy Soutter