On February 7, Nadeem Aslam read from his soon-to-be published third novel, a mesmerizing performance. The reading was followed by a reception at which GW alumni mingled with current students over a delicious array of desserts. The reception was the first in what we hope will be a long series of such events, aimed at establishing a lifetime of engagement with GW and with the English department for both our current students and our alumni.
We were pleased to see so many alumni, students and faculty in attendance: both the reading and the reception were full, offering a chance for some graduates of GW to reconnect with the university's vibrant present and promising future. And, in case you could not come ... here are some pictures provided by the GW Alumni Association. At top, Nadeem is reading from his work. Below, Nadeem is posing graciously with Columbian College Dean Peg Barratt and English department chair Jeffrey Cohen. (is it just me, or does that department chair look like he is slightly, well, crazy?)