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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 pollypatricia@gmail.com, Dorothy Schoeneman dorth325@hotmail.com and Jerry Lutkenhaus JerVaLaw@aol.com.

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
osher@richmond.edu

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