Lecturer in English Brett Singer '74, author of The Petting Zoo (1979), read from her novel-in-progress, tentatively named “Pandora’s Box,” in the Josselyn living room. "What it means to be a woman in America," wrote Nancy E. Frank '82 in The Miscellany News, "and the relationship between sex and love—and death—are the primary themes of Singer's new work." Noting that much of the work was about sex, Singer said "it's quite a change when the raciest event on campus is an English department reading."

Singer published her second novel, Footstool in Heaven, in 1986.