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Thirsty Third Thursday
Share conversation and comestibles with fellow Reedies on Thirsty Third Thursday. Look for the pink table-top sign and the stuffed griffin at a pub/bar/restaurant near you.

November 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
The Light Still Burns: A House Concert with Lauren Sheehan '80

363 Greenwich Street
New York, New York

Lauren Sheehan ‘80, an Americana and blues singer, will be touring the east coast this fall in support of her latest album and has kindly agreed to give a performance based on this project for Reed alumni and friends.

The concert will be held on Tuesday, November 11, at the home of Lynn Decker '89. There will be a reception at 7:30 p.m. followed by the concert at around 8:15 p.m. 

Sheehan will also discuss the making of The Light Still Burns, released as a companion CD to the book The Kalamazoo Gals, which details the forgotten stories of the women who staffed Gibson’s guitar factory during World War II and how they made one of the greatest guitars of the era. You can read more about the story behind the music here:

363 Greenwich St Apt 2C
New York, NY 10013 

As space as limited, please RSVP to Mike Teskey at There is no cost of admission, but we will have a donation basket out in case you would like to help defray the costs associated with this event. 

Also, since this evening centers around WWII-era Gibson guitars, if you have a guitar from this vintage, especially (but not limited to) Gibsons and would like Lauren to integrate it into the evening, please bring it along!


Also, the chapter has an email listserve to arrange get-togethers with fellow Reedies on short notice. If you want to invite Reedies to join you for a concert, movie, drink, dinner or a hike, please send an email to the list. This is an opt-in list, which means the only people who will see the announcements will be people who have subscribed to the web page. There is an option to get the messages combined in one message daily or weekly; please subscribe at

Steering Committee

To contact the chapter, send email to or you can look up individual members using the alumni directory in IRIS.

Cecilia D'Anastasio '13
Soudea Forbes '13, chair
Brian Graham-Jones '81
Annie Lioni '79
Will Swarts '92