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Literary Dreamers

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. The group coordinators are Polly Chamberlain, Dorothy Schoeneman and Jerry Lutkenhaus. To join, please contact Dorothy Schoeneman at

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).

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 2020

Date Title Author Moderator
Jan. 25 The Little Paris Bookshop Nina George Mary
Feb. 29 The Good Earth Pearl Buck Marge
March 28 1491 Charles Mann Cathy
April 25 The Spy and the Traitor Ben Macintyre Jerry
May 30* If We Had Known Elise Juska Roberta
June 27 Jazz Toni Morrison Linda
July 18* American Woman Susan Choi Steve
Aug. 29 Beneath a Scarlet Sky Mark Sullivan Bill
Sep. 26 Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together... Beverly Tatum Toni
Oct. 24 People of the Book Geraldine Brooks Carol
Nov. 21 How to Forget Kate Mulgrew Ginnie
Dec. 5 Book Selection Meeting

* Session starts at 11am instead of the usual time of 10:30.

Contact Us

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

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