Osher Lectures focus on Japan, local authors

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DUMMERSTON — The Brattleboro Chapter of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will hold the third in its current series of morning and afternoon lectures on Monday, Oct. 16.

In the morning lecture, Seth Harter, a teacher of Asian Studies and history at Marlboro College, will consider the Japanese aesthetic as it applies to calligraphy, poetry, and literature.

In the afternoon session, Peter Gould, actor, teacher, activist, and theatrical director-producer, will discuss his recent book "Horse-Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm."

The Osher Lectures are held on six successive Mondays. Morning lectures run from 10 a.m. to noon; afternoon lectures, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Next Monday's lecture will be held at the Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 US Route 5. Parking and handicapped access are available, and light refreshments are served at the lectures.

The lectures are produced by the Brattleboro OLLI chapter. OLLI is a nationwide membership organization sponsoring programs for people aged 50 and over who wish to continue their education without tests, papers, or grades. Payment of full membership dues ($50) entitles members to attend all twelve lectures in the present series. Partial memberships ($30) entitle subscribers to attend six sessions in either morning or afternoon, but not both. Couples are welcome to join as full members at a discounted rate of $80 ($50 for partial membership). Lectures are also open to nonmembers for a fee of $6 per lecture.

For more information, call Julie Lavorgna at 802-365-7278, or e-mail julielavorgna@gmail.com.


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