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Interested in books, authors and the creative process?

OlliThen you might want to attend this year’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s Author Lecture Series at Emory. The program is an educational adventure and known for its quality of instruction and group participation.

OLLI at Emory is an engaging intellectual and social experience.

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And here’s the good news. A $125 quarterly membership fee entitles you to enroll in up to four OLLI classes of your choice (some courses have additional registration fees). Or you may select any single non-computer class of your choice for a “sampler’s fee” of $69.

Classes are held at Emory Continuing Education, 1256 Briarcliff Road, Building B and several satellite locations.

Here are the highlights of this year’s lecture series which begin at 11:20 a.m. and last for an hour.

September 17

Cameron McWhirter discusses his books, “Red Summer: The Summer of 1919” and the “Awakening of Black America”. He’s a staff Reporter with The Wall Street Journal and was awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, and Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for research in Eritria and the Sudan.

September 24

Doctors Debra and David Levinson, the authors of “Italy Luxury Family Hotels & Resorts” and “Italy’s Best With Kids” are leading travel experts on some of Italy’s choicest properties located in or around the country’s destination cities.

October 1

Evan Guilford-Blake, Distinguished Resident Playwright Emeritus at Chicago Dramatists, member of the Dramatists Guild and the Atlanta Writers Club, and winner of 38 playwriting competitions, some of which have been produced internationally. He is the author of the novels “Nor(ish)” and “Animation”, and two short story collections “American Blues” and “Love & Loss & Love”.

October 8

Dr. Martin Moran, author of “Atlanta’s Living Legacy, A History of Grady Memorial Hospital and Its People”, will discuss the early days of healthcare in Atlanta, the founding of Grady Hospital and the people that made it all happen. Dr. Moran also authored “Tincture of Time, the Story of 150 Years of Medicine in Atlanta”. Dr. Moran practiced pediatrics in Atlanta for over 30 years.

October 15

Scott Zucker discusses “Chain of Custody”, a legal thriller based on his personal experiences including time in Washington, D.C. Zucker is a founding partner at the law firm of Weissmann Zucker Euster Morochnik P.C. Zucker has donated his personal proceeds from the sale of this book to the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, where he sits on the community Advisory Board.

October 22

David Leinweber, Oxford College Associate Professor of History at Emory, is an accomplished acoustic guitarist, pianist, saxaphonist, singer, and songwriter who is adept at playing different styles of music, including rock, blues, folk and gospel. He is the recipient of the Sammy Clark Service Award and the Mitzell Award at Oxord.

October 29

Cynthia Graubart (co-author with Natalie Dupree) of “Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking”. Graubart is also a teacher, freelance writer, and former television producer of shows including the PBS Series: New Southern Cooking with Natalie Dupree. Her other books include “The One-Armed Cook”, and “Southern Biscuits”.

November 5

Milam McGraw Propst, author of “Writer, Writer”, a look at the creative process through the eyes of the author. Propst is also the creator of eight other books including “A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street”, upon which the motion picture “The Adventures of Ociee Nash” was based.

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