Author Dubus Reads at NECC Tea
When author Andre Dubus III attended the Women of NECC’s annual tea November 5, he shared a personal essay, a favorite poem, and more than a few stories.
Following a buffet lunch donated by NexDine, Inc., Dubus spoke to the group of nearly 100 attendees. He read a personal essay he wrote recalling his foray into the world of knitting. He was prompted to write the essay after receiving a call from author Ann Hood who asked if he had any experience with knitting.
The reading was followed by Dubus regaling the audience with stories of meeting Oprah Winfrey and optioning his books to be made into movies.
The afternoon ended with questions from the audience.
The event raised over $5,000 for student scholarships. The tea menu featured an assortment of tea sandwiches, appetizers, and a variety of desserts.
Founded in 1997, The Women of NECC was organized to help Northern Essex in its efforts to raise money for scholarship for needy and deserving students.
For more information or to become a member, contact Jean Poth, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at 978-556-3624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.