Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of fiction and non-fiction works.

Now in its third year, the salon is organized by Daphne Muse, director of the Women’s Leadership Institute.