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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute  


OLLI logo with tagline The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed learning community dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, leadership, community service, and research.  Our goal is to enable our members to thrive in life’s second half.

Upcoming Events

Evenings at the Cabaret Weimar - 'The Poet of Crossing Boundaries'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7 p.m.

An evening presentation that will take you back to the Weimar Era, Germany'sMarkus Hallensleben tumultuous experiment with democracy between the World Wars. At this lecture, discover the long forgotten avant-garde poetry, prose and drama of Else Lasker-Schuler as brought to life by Dr. Markus Hallensleben. Gender defying, exotic, multi-talented, Lasker-Schuler was one of the few women affiliated with the Expressionist movement, an artist who, after winning the German literature Kleist Prize, had to flee Nazi Germany, living first in Switzerland and then Jerusalem. This event is free and open to the public.