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Literary Dreamers

Osher members are welcome to join this group founded in 2001 by dedicated School of Professional and Continuing Studies students. Readings range from academic non-fiction to literary fiction to popular fiction. The group coordinators are Polly Chamberlain, Dorothy Schoeneman and Jerry Lutkenhaus

Unless otherwise specified, all meetings will be on the last Saturday of the month from 10:30 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).

Book Choices for 2018

February 24:

Date Title Author Moderator
Jan. 27 Silence: A Novel  Shusaku Endo Jerry Lutkenhaus
Feb. 24† Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis J. D. Vance Toni Schmiegelow
Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic Sam Quinones Dorothy Schoeneman
March 31 Truly Madly Guilty Liane Moriarty Kelly Winters
April 28 The Other Einstein: A Novel Maria Benedict Mary Bliss
May 19* Lilac Girls Martha Hall Kelly Nancy Schukman
June 30 A Piece of the World: A Novel Christina Baker Kline Roberta Opper
July 28 Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win The Space Race Margot Shetterly Mary Lutkenhaus
Aug. 25 Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Ibrahm X. Kendi Toni Schmiegelow
Sep. 29 Water for Elephants: A Novel Maria Benedict Jerry Lutkenhaus
Oct. 27 Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Amor Towles Cathy Sckinto and Marge Rozum
Nov. 17** Gray Mountain John Grisham Yi McGill
Dec. 1 Business Meeting and 2019 book selection

† Reading two books with similar themes.
* Moved forward a week to avoid Memorial Day holiday; held at the Libbie Mill Public Library.
** Moved forward a week to avoid Dining Hall closure on weekend after Thanksgiving.

Contact Us

Osher Institute
Special Programs Building 100
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 287-6608
Fax: (804) 287-1264

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays