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OLLI Reads! - This event is closed. If you would like to add your name to the waitlist, call the office (998-9351)
What: OLLI Reads! is a new shared experience where we read and discuss a common book. As OLLI members, we will read a book at the same time, then come together for a presentation by the author followed by lunch and table discussions. Who: Lillian Li received her BA from Princeton and her MFA from the University of Michigan. She is the recipient of a Hopwood Award in Short Fiction, as well as Glimmer Train’s New Writer Award. Her work has been featured in Guernica, Granta, and Jezebel. She is from the D.C. metro area and lives in Ann Arbor. Number One Chinese Restaurant is her first novel. About the Book: Number One Chinese Restaurant is an exuberant and wise multigenerational debut novel about the complicated lives and loves of people working in everyone’s favorite Chinese restaurant. The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is not only a beloved go-to setting for hunger pangs and celebrations; it is its own world, inhabited by waiters and kitchen staff who have been fighting, loving, and aging within its walls for decades. When disaster strikes, this working family’s controlled chaos is set loose, forcing each character to confront the conflicts that fast-paced restaurant life has kept at bay. When: Friday, November 2, 2018 9:00 a.m. Coffee 9:30-11:15 a.m. Reading and Presentation by Lillian Li 11:30 a.m. Lunch and Table Discussions 12:30 p.m. Book Signing Where: Washtenaw Community College, in the Towsley Auditorium at the Morris Lawrence Building Cost: $30, including a Chinese-inspired lunch. Register online or in-person at an OLLI lecture or at the OLLI office. How to Get the Book: Literati Bookstore will sell the book at the OLLI Kickoff Event on Wednesday, September 5, and at OLLI Reads! on Friday, November 2. Note: The OLLI office will have 10 copies of the book for loan. You can call the office or sign up online to be added to the wait-list to borrow a copy.
Event Type : OLLI Reads      
Date(s) : 11/02/2018
Day of Week : Friday
Time : 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $30.00
Event Status : COMPLETED