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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University, or OLLI at Auburn, is partnering with the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities at Pebble Hill to present a one-day writers workshop on Thursday, Oct. 13, at Pebble Hill. The workshop is partially funded by the Alice M. Leahy Endowed Lecture.

The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 7. The cost, including lunch, is $25 for OLLI members and $50 for non-OLLI members. The $50 includes OLLI membership dues and lunch. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 South Debardeleben St. in Auburn.

The workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and registration. Frank Walters will lead a workshop on memoir writing at 9 a.m. Walters is an associate professor and director of composition in the Department of English at Auburn.

Charles Ghigna will lead a workshop on writing for children at 11 a.m. Ghigna is the author of more than 5,000 poems and 100 books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, Time Inc., Abrams, Boyds Mills, Charlesbridge, Capstone, Orca and other publishers. His books have been featured on "Good Morning America," PBS and NPR. His poems appear in hundreds of textbooks, anthologies and magazines.

At lunch, Carrie Spell will lead a workshop on fiction. Spell’s short stories have been published in more than thirty journals and magazines, including McSweeney's, Mississippi Review, Black Warrior Review, New World Writing, Georgetown Review, Beloit Fiction Journal and Nightsun. Her work has been awarded a Henfield Prize and was nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize.

Peter Huggins will lead a workshop on poetry at 3:30 p.m. Huggins is the author of five books of poems. He has published more than 300 poems in many journals and magazines, and was awarded a literature fellowship in poetry from the Alabama State Council on the Arts in 2006.

Breaks are scheduled between the morning and afternoon workshop sessions.

Alice M. Leahy’s eight children established the Alice M. Leahy Lecture as a means of honoring her legacy and continuing her dream of supporting entertainment and education. It presents programs for OLLI members and the general public.

Registration forms are available by calling OLLI at Auburn at 844-5100. For information about OLLI at Auburn, contact Linda Shook, director, at 844-3501 or visit the website