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 Step into Nature & Imagination Spring Writing Retreat with Patrice Vecchione

OLLI@CSUMB is excited to announce Patrice Vecchione's Step into Nature Writing Retreat in stunning Portal, Arizona, in the Chiricahua Mountains—many varieties of hummingbirds will join forces to stir your imagination! 200 miles of hiking (& strolling) trails. Come write with us March 25 - 29. Our time together includes writing workshops, support for your creative life, time for rest and solitude, companionship with like-minded people, relaxed evenings around the dinner table. Three gourmet meals a day. Details: patrice@patricevecchione.com or download PDF flyer here


They Stood Up: Monterey residents' courage after WWII is on display

A historical photo at the league show Japanese Americans working at a fish factory in Monterey before World War II.  Story by Teresa Watanabe, LA TIMES read here


Over the Years...

...we've had the great pleasure of working with the area's most talented artists.  This year we had the special honor of featuring 11 artists -- all members of the OLLI community.  Joe Ouye's evocative painting, "At Home," graces our cover. 

We are grateful to our family of artists for their talent an unwavering commitment to OLLI@CSUMB.



OLLI Writers' Circle Podcast Series - Take a Listen!

We went back to the vault for this special series conducted by the OLLI Writers' Circle.  Circle members shared their compelling backstories that powered their work via interviews with acclaimed author and facilitator Elin Kelsey.  We think this series is more than worth a listen.  Read more here.

Music recording session


OLLI Valued Partners

OLLI@CSUMB wishes to thank our valued partners and fellow lifelong learning organizations who enrich our community and provide additional opportunities for engagement.  

The Gentrain Society

World Affairs Council of Monterey Bay

The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Center for Photographic Art


OLLI Press

Article in OFF 68 by Tom Leyde:



Article in Monterey County Weekly by Walter Ryce:



Visit our OLLI@CSUMB Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery


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