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Host: Marian Brown

Date: 9/30/2021

Day of the week: Th

Time: 12:00 PM

Member Benefit 

 Show Description

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AUTHOR TALK

Book: Oliver's Travels  NEW!

  • Author: Cliff Garstang
  • Day of the week: Tu 
  • Date: 9/28/2021 
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Member Benefit 
  • In person
  • Location: OLLI at UVA at Studio IX,Gallery
  • Address: 969 2nd Street SE Charlottesville, VA 22902

Information: 

Inspiration and Research: How a Fiction Writer Turns an Idea into a Book. Author Clifford Garstang will discuss his path from practicing international law in the U.S. and Asia to writing novels and short stories. He will talk about how his career has shaped his writing, where a writer’s ideas come from, and the process of turning life experiences into fiction, including his most recent novel, Oliver’s Travels. https://cliffordgarstang.com/

 

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AUTHOR TALK

Book: In the Streets of Vinegar Hill  NEW!

  • Author: William James
  • Day of the week: Tu 
  • Date: 10/26/2021 
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Member Benefit 
  • In person
  • Location: OLLI at UVA at Studio IX,Gallery
  • Address: 969 2nd Street SE Charlottesville, VA 22902

Information: 

In the Streets of Vinegar Hill, James reveals how fear and misunderstandings caused The Charlottesville City Council to condemn and demolish a 20 Acre Tract (30 Black businesses and 600 residents) from the Downtown area from 1958-1964. 

 

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AUTHOR TALK

Book: Betrayal at Little Gibraltar  NEW!

  • Author: William Walker
  • Day of the week: Tu 
  • Date: 11/30/2021 
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Member Benefit 
  • Zoom
  • Location: Online,
  • Address: , VA

Information: 

In 1990, Bill Walker discovered marginalia in an old history book charging a senior U. S. Army general in World War I with disobedience to orders that resulted in the deaths of thousands of American troops and delayed the Armistice for several bloody weeks. The matter had been ignored by historians, but the scribbled notes propelled Walker on a twenty-five year investigation to determine the truth. After haunting the National Archives, peering into bunkers on the Western Front, and examining the dusty memoirs of veterans, Walker used documentary evidence to prove the veracity of the marginalia and solve a mystery that had eluded military historians for a century. His book, Betrayal at Little Gibraltar, was published by Scribner one-hundred years after the “war to end all wars.” 

 

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AUTHOR TALK

Book: Unfree Markets: The Slaves’ Economy and the Rise of Capitalism in South Carolina  NEW!

  • Author: Justene Edwards
  • Day of the week: Tu 
  • Date: 12/14/2021 
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Member Benefit 
  • In person
  • Location: OLLI at UVA at Studio IX,Gallery
  • Address: 969 2nd Street SE Charlottesville, VA 22902

Information: 

Hill Edwards’ is the author of Unfree Markets: The Slaves’ Economy and the Rise of Capitalism in South Carolina (Columbia University Press). Unfree Markets is an innovative study that shows that the vestiges of race-based economic inequality are not in the late-nineteenth or twentieth centuries, but in the period of legal slavery. 

 

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OLLI Special Presentation and Screening:

 

  • Date and Time: 11/11/2021 at 1:30 PM
  • Location:  OLLI at UVA at Studio IX in the Gallery, 969 2nd Street SE Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Member Benefit
  •  Show Description
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  • About the Author:

    In 1990, Dr. Bettye Kearse became the griotte for her family when her mother brought her the box of family memorabilia. When she asked, "Why now" her mother answered: “I wanted to give you plenty of time to write the book.” The time had come for the story of Kearse’s African-American family to take its place in recorded history. Her research for the book took her to Ghana, West Africa, and Lagos, Portugal, and around the United States, including James Madison’s Montpelier.  

  • Kearse was born in Tucson, Arizona and grew up in Northern California. She earned a BA, in Genetics from the University of California at Berkeley; a PhD, in Biology from New York University; and an MD from Case Western Reserve University. She practiced pediatrics in inner-city Boston, and now retired, she resides with her husband in New Mexico. 

  • About the filmmaker: 

    Charlottesville resident Eduardo Montes-Bradley'is an Argentinian-born producer, director, documentarian, and OLLI instructor, whose films have received awards at domestic and international film festivals. His recent films include:A Soldier's Dream(2019), a biographical portrayal of private Milt Feldman, a US Veteran with the 106th Infantry Division who was captured at the Battle of the Bulge in The Ardennes;and Alice: At Home with Alice Parker (2020), which explores the life and works of composer-conductor Alice Parker. His films on Charlottesville subjects include Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement, Rita Dove: An American Poet,Monroe Hill, and Unearthed and  Understood. 
    Montes-Bradley’s films are available in academic as well as public libraries, and have aired on American (PBS, National Geographic, Discovery) and European television.

 

Shared Interest Groups (SIGs)  NEW!

 Show Description

If you would like to start a SIG, call 434-923-3600.

Proposals for SIGs are taken at any time.

As SIGs are created, OLLI members will be notified through the weekly Eblast and invited to join. When at least six

members have expressed interest, the first meeting can be scheduled.

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