OSHR 1210 - What the Book Jacket Doesn’t Tell You

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Enjoy the rare opportunity to hear six acclaimed authors highlight the "story behind their stories". This course will provide a forum for discussion, questions, and insights for book lovers and the would-be-authors among us!

September 27 - Popular Colorado true crime author and retired Denver Post editor and columnist, Dick Kreck, will cover stories from his books - Colorado’s Scenic Railroads (not a crime story), Murder at the Brown Palace, and Smaldone, The Untold story of an American Crime Family.

October 4 - As many of you requested, Science Fiction Hall of Famer and winner of 10 Hugo and 6 Nebula Awards, Connie Willis, will return to talk about her newest title released in October, Crosstalk.

October 11 - Retired New England, Associated Press and Denver Post reporter, Mike McPhee penned Dana Crawford, 50 years Saving the Soul of a City. The city is Denver. Newbies and natives alike should know Crawford as the woman who scrubbed away the grime of Denver and turned it into Larimer Square and LoDo.

October 18 - Susan and Duane Kniebes embarked upon a 14-year quest to find, GPS pinpoint and document remote graves and cemeteries in all 2640 square miles of Larimer County. She found everyone from early settlers to dozens of Native Americans’ lost sites. Their three-volume Cemeteries and Remote Burials in Larimer County Colorado spreads over more than 1500 pages.

October 25 - Reflections of Our Gentle Warriors details interviews by Brad Hoopes with 63 Northern Colorado World War II veterans. Hoopes recorded the perspectives of these local veterans before their stories were lost to the ravages of advancing age.

November 1 - Linda Osmunson’s love of western art has produced two books, How the West Was Drawn, Cowboy Charlie’s Art about Charles Russell and How the West Was Drawn - Women’s Art. Osmondson is a long time columnist and newspaper contributor.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.