Regional Events for Alumni to Feature Discussions of Summer Reading Books

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Alexandra Patterson

Mercersburg Academy is offering a number of regional events this fall and winter that will bring together alumni, current parents, prospective parents, faculty and staff, and friends of the school in book-club style discussions surrounding one of the school’s 2019 summer-reading selections.

The first of these events is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1, in Winchester, Va., when faculty member and Director of Library Services Alexandra Patterson leads a discussion of the New York Times bestseller Far from the Tree by Robin Benway. The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the home of Annoica and Richard Ingram P ’18, ’21.

RSVP for the Winchester event (please register by Tuesday, September 24).

On Wednesday, November 13, in York, Pa., faculty member and Writing Center Director Michele Poacelli will moderate a discussion of Mary Jennings Hegar’s Shoot Like a Girl at Rockfish Public House. The event (6:30-8:30 p.m.) is hosted by Board of Regents Vice President Stacie Rice Lissette ’85 and her husband, Dylan P ’14, ’14, ’17, ’23.

Find registration information soon for the York event at

Hegar and Benway are both visiting campus this fall for a public talk and to interact with students. Benway is speaking at a school meeting Friday, October 11, while Hegar will deliver the Schaff Lecture on Ethics and Morals Monday, November 11.

Additional regional events for alumni are planned for this fall and winter. Visit for more information.