Literary Dreamers Interest Group

Osher members are welcome to join this group founded in 2001 by dedicated School of Professional & Continuing Studies students. Readings range from academic non-fiction to literary fiction to popular fiction. To join, please contact Jerry Lutkenhaus ( and Ginnie Manuel (

Unless otherwise specified, all meetings will be on the last Saturday of the month from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in the University of Richmond’s Heilman Dining Center South Meeting Room (private glass dining room overlooking the lake).

For Newcomers: When you walk into the building, as you approach the entrance to the dining room you will see a glassed-in enclosure across the way and to the right. That's us! As part of our room reservation agreement we are asked to go through the cafeteria, which also means that we are each charged just under $10 for an all-you-can-eat buffet of a wide variety of food. The food is VERY good, and includes breakfast as well as lunch fare.

Book Choices for 2022

Date Title Author Facilitator
January 29 Station 11  St. John Mandel Catherine Lacy
February 26 Great Circle Maggie Shipstead Steve Ecker
March 26 The Midnight Library Matt Haig Nancy Buchanan
April 30 The Black Count Tom Reiss Mary Lutkenhaus
May 28 Mystery of Mrs. Christie Marie Benedict Margie Stahl
June 25 The Widower’s Tale Julia Glass Roberta Opper
July 30 Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston Linda Ventura
August 27 My Grandmother’s Hands Resmaa Menakem Toni Schmiegelow
September 24 The Man Who Loved China Simon Winchester Charles Krumbein
October 29 Dopesick Beth Macy Marge Rozum
November 19 The Lay of the Land Richard Ford Jerry Lutkenhaus
December 10 2023 Book Selection Meeting Location TBA