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Welcome to the Harvard Club of Southern Arizona!

If you live (or winter) in Southern Arizona please consider joining the HCSAZ,which is part of the Worldwide Harvard Club structure.

Our members include a broad range of alumni and alumnae from Harvard/Radcliffe College and graduate schools as well as those who studied at any Harvard program.




Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Our Book Club meets on the first
Monday of each month.

For details contact:
George Timson (325-9104;

We will be discussing


on May 7, 2018

Americanah is a 2013 novel by the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, for which Adichie won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Fiction award. Americanah tells the story of a young Nigerian woman, Ifemelu, who emigrates to the United States to attend university. The novel traces Ifemelu's life in both countries, threaded by her love story with high school classmate Obinze. A television miniseries, starring and produced by Lupita Nyong'o, is in development.




 Save the Date

Richard Shelton

April 19, 2018


Arizona Inn

Harvard Club of Southern Arizona

Luncheon with Richard Shelton

Reservations required:
(indicate if vegetarian).

 Price: $30.   Membership Renewal 2018-19, $50.


Richard Shelton is a world- renowned poet and writer living in Tucson. He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and creative nonfiction, including Crossing the Yard, about his work in teaching the writing of poetry to men in prison.

“This book is a tribute to Richard Shelton’s artistry, to the power of words, and to the talent of men behind bars. ‘You have saved me before they might have destroyed me,’ writes one of his former workshop participants, ‘I am singing.’ In this deeply felt and honest memoir, Shelton teaches us the meaning of compassion and makes a moving plea for the arts in prison.”—Jean Trounstine, author of Shakespeare Behind Bars: The Power of Drama in a Women’s Prison.

His poems and essays have appeared in more than 200 magazines and literary journals, including The New Yorker, Poetry, Harper’s, The Atlantic, and the Paris Review.

Shelton is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the prestigious Lannan Foundation Grant and the Arizona Literary Treasure Award. His book Going Back to Bisbee was selected as a One Book Arizona.

For more than 40 years, he has led writing workshops in Arizona prisons, and was recognized with a 2017 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers award for his work.  He is an emeritus Regents’ Professor of English at the University of Arizona where he helped found the MFA program in creative writing and has been associated with the Poetry Center since its founding.




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