Upcoming Events

Dec. 13, 2022, Book Club

Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes — Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, 7 pm MST  

GoodReads excerpt:

Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She’s never even been on a romantic weekend away–to anywhere–before. Traveling abroad isn’t really her thing. But when Nell’s boyfriend fails to show up for their mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone–including herself–wrong. Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life? Funny, charming, and irresistible, Paris for One is quintessential Jojo Moyes–as are the other stories that round out the collection.

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Questions? Alicia Rinko, aliciarinko@yahoo.com | 303-801-7673

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Jan 2023, Key Connections / Young Professionals

Join other young professionals for cocktails and converstation on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at Bar Max, 2412 E Colfax Ave, Denver 80206.

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Past Events

Key Connections 2022

The Alpha Association’s Key Connections event for 2022 was at the Bierstadt Lagerhaus Bierhalle

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2022 Annual Meeting

The Alpha Association’s 2022 annual meeting to review the past year’s events and to elect officers for the coming year was held at the University of Denver’s Community Commons, Fourth Floor West room. After lunch DU Professor of  Musicology, Jack Sheinbaum, spoke about Good Music: What It Is and Who Gets to Decide, his book that was published in 2019 by the University of Chicago Press.

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2022 Annual Picnic

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Balistreri Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

PBK members and guests had a tour and wine tasting at Balistreri Vineyards, which winemaker John Balistreri and his family started in 1998. Since then, they’ve built a strong community in Colorado and beyond that’s passionate about Natural Balistreri Wines. Most of the grapes they use are grown in Colorado, so they are an authentic Colorado winery.

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2022 Annual Banquet


The Alpha Association’s annual banquet was held at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant in Englewood. Professor Thomas Zeiler from the University of Colorado Boulder spoke on “America through Baseball” — how the game has changed American history.

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February 2022 Discussion of The Sirens of Mars by Sarah Stewart Johnson

Book club participants discussed The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World , by Sarah Stewart Johnson, which won the 2021 Phi Beta Kappa book award in science.

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Jeffrey Franklin Poetry Reading: Where We Lay Down

Jeffrey Franklin read from his book of poems, Where We Lay Down.

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2021 Annual Meeting

The Alpha Association held its annual meeting to elect officers for the 2021-22 year. After a buffet lunch, Colorado’s poet laureate, Bobby LeFebre, spoke.

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2021 Picnic

Alpha members and their guests met at Observatory Park in Denver for a post-COVID celebration.

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PBK Visiting Scholar: Poet Evie Shockley

Professor Evie Shockley, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar and Professor of English at Rutgers University, gave a virtual public lecture on Thursday, April 15, titled, “Black Graphics: Text, Image and the Politics of ‘Colorblindness’ in Natasha Trethewey’s Poety.” Natasha Trethewey was US Poet Laureate in 2012-13 and 2013-14. The lecture was sponsored by the Gamma Chapter at the Univeristy of Denver.
The Alpha Association of Colorado and the Gamma Chapter co-sponsored a poetry reading on Friday, April 16, at 6:30 pm, followed by a brief question-and-answer session.
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