OLLI Spring 2017 General Meeting
Every semester, OLLI brings members and friends together to reconnect, stay engaged, and enjoy the wisdom and expertise of Chico’s best. This spring we welcome keynote speaker CSU Chico Professor Emeritus James Karman, who is enjoying the fruits of many years of labor with the recent publication of two books about poet Robinson Jeffers.
Dr. Karman, who taught literature, religion, and humanities at CSU, Chico from 1977 to 2003, is a world-renowned scholar on Jeffers, having previously published seven books, other articles, and book reviews on the California poet during his distinguished career.
In August, he published Robinson Jeffers: Poet and Prophet (Stanford University Press, 2015), a concise biography oriented to a general audience that draws on material from Karman’s prior works. In July, Stanford University Press published the final volume of Dr. Karman’s most ambitious work: The Collected Letters of Robinson Jeffers, with Selected Letters of Una Jeffers: Volume Three, 1940-1962. The three volumes of letters together, some 3,000 pages in total, took more than 20 years to complete and led Dr. Karman throughout the country in search of primary material. Read the full story printed in “Inside Chico State.”
Join us on Wednesday, March 8, from 11:30am–1pm at the Chico Masonic Family Center on W. East Avenue. Social hour starts at 11:30 and program begins at noon. Refreshments will be served.