Wellesley Club of Colorado - Author Reception in October - Register NOW!

Wellesley Club of Colorado

Alumna author launches book in Colorado!

Please join the Wellesley Club of Colorado

to celebrate

Melinda Ponder's ('66) new book,

Katharine Lee Bates: From Sea to Shining Sea.

Reception on Monday, October 9th – 4 - 6 pm

Home of Phyllis Knight ‘66

2615 S Leyden Street, Denver, CO  80222

followed by

Book Talk and Signing – Monday, October 9th – 7 pm at Tattered Cover

1628 16th Street, Denver, Colorado  80202

Please RSVP for the reception using this link. 

Reception attendance is limited.


Much of the research for the book was developed using the Wellesley College archives.  Katharine Lee Bates was inspired, in part, to write her famous poem which begins, “O beautiful for spacious skies,”  as a result of an intensely joyful summer while she was teaching at The Colorado College summer session and even ventured on a trip to the top of Pikes Peak.  


​“I first became intrigued with Katharine Lee Bates’ story when I attended Wellesley College and studied English— in the same English Department that Katharine Lee Bates established at the school decades earlier.”*

“My biography of Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929), the trail-blazing woman who wrote "America the Beautiful," compellingly portrays the story of her public triumphs as an activist poet as well as her personal heartaches as a single woman who had to choose between marriage and a career.”*


In case you are unable to join us on October 9, Melinda will also be at:

Book Talk and Signing  - Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1 – 4pm

The Bookman

3163 W. Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO  80904


Book Talk and Signing – Tuesday, October 10th – 1:30 pm

Holly Creek Retirement Community

5500 E. Peakview Avenue, Centennial, CO  80121

Questions on this event: contact Isabella Waldie Vobach '52 (Isy).


*from the author’s website

For more information, please see Melinda's website.

Registration for the Asian Art Tour has reached capacity.

You can still RSVP for the wait list. 

You will be notified if additional spots become available.


Sunday, October 22, 2017

2 PM – 4 PM

6199 E. Princeton Circle, Englewood, CO   80111

For questions, please call Laura Wray at 720-339-5406

Mary McBride, ‘77 and Jerry Kashinski invite you to view their Asian art and antiquities collection, curated over more than 25 years.  The collection ranges from Chinese furniture to ceramics spanning the sweep of dynastic history, with jade sculptures, paintings and other items displayed throughout their home, including a few Japanese and Tibetan pieces. 

This promises to be a unique, educational, and enjoyable afternoon.

For reservations, click on this link. 

Attendance limited to 30 people.   Alumna may bring two guests. 

Request that children are at least 12 years old, due to fragile nature of the art/artifacts.   

Every woman can—and should—make a meaningful contribution to her world. There is a growing recognition that women's empowerment and leadership are crucial to their own advancement, and to worldwide societal change. Wellesley and its alumnae have supported and championed women's intellectual and social development and autonomy for over 100 years.
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