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A Celebration of Local Authors (series) - Summer Lecture Series
The 2019 Summer Lecture Series will be held on June 13th, June 27th, and July 11th. Three authors with ties to our local region or the state of Michigan will discuss one of their recent books. Each author will discuss the content of the book; the process of creating it, including the publishing phase; and provide some context by discussing their literary career. There will be a Q and A session in which audience members can interact with each author. This lecture series is free of charge to all members who paid for either the All Thursday Morning Lecture Series Package or the Distinguished Lecture Series and All Thursday Morning Lecture Series Package. Membership is not required for this lecture series. June 13, 2019 A Novel Path to a Second Career Barbara Stark-Nemon, author of award-winning novels Even in Darkness and Hard Cider, lives, writes, cycles, swims, does fiber arts, and gardens in Ann Arbor and Northport, Michigan. She has degrees in English literature, art history, and speech-language pathology from the University of Michigan and worked with deaf and language disabled children. Even in Darkness is historical fiction based on a family story in 20th century Germany. Hard Cider is contemporary fiction set in northern Michigan. Speaker’s Synopsis: The author will describe the path to her current career as a novelist, from her story-telling grandfather to work as a speech-language therapist and teacher. A love of narrative is the common thread. Fictional elements woven into family stories, personal experiences, research, and travel contributed to the writing of both her novels, and a third novel-in-progress. Stark-Nemon will address the challenges and rewards of embarking on an encore career as a novelist. 06/27/19 The Thriller Alchemist Tom Grace is the internationally bestselling author of the Nolan Kilkenny thrillers Undeniable, The Secret Cardinal, Bird of Prey, Twisted Web, Quantum and Spyder Web, and the stand-alone thriller The Liberty Intrigue. His books have been translated into eight languages and sold in over twenty-five countries. Grace was born and raised in Michigan, and graduated twice from the University of Michigan with degrees in architecture. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and resides in Michigan with his family. Speaker’s Synopsis: The lights dimmed in the auditorium and the speaker for the OLLI Local Author lecture stood center stage. “Imagine if we were to discover a body among us,” he began, “that of a person who met a most unnatural end. There would be an investigation and we would have ourselves a mystery. But if, with the body, we found clues to a looming tragedy and the clock is ticking—then we have a thriller!” 07/11/19 William W. Cook and His Michigan Law Quadrangle Margaret Leary retired as Director and Librarian at the U of M Law School in 2011. Since then, she has earned an M.A. (history) at EMU, written about the Detroit bankruptcy, and for the Ann Arbor Observer. Recently she coordinated the educational efforts of the local League of Women Voters concerning statewide ballot Proposals 2 & 3. Her previous education was at Cornell University, the University of Minnesota, and William Mitchell College of Law. Speaker’s Synopsis: Cook was one of the University’s earliest and most generous donors, providing the Martha Cook Building (1915) and the four-building Law Quadrangle (1922-1933). He practiced law in Manhattan and wrote a path-breaking multivolume work on U.S. corporation law. The talk will address the fundamental question of why he gave most of his fortune to Michigan Law by describing key elements of his personal and professional life and his interactions with University leaders.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Category : Summer Lecture Series
Date(s) : 06/13/2019 - 07/11/2019
Day of Week : Thursdays 6/13, 6/27 and 7/11
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $15.00 (OLLI membership is not required)
Event Status : COMPLETED