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OCTC Hosts Author Carol O'Dell

The Owensboro Community amp; Technical College Common Reading project will host the author Carol ODell of Mothering Mother: A Daughters Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir, on Thursday-Friday, April 8-9.

On Thursday, April 8 at 6 PM at Settle Memorials Shepherd Center, 201 East 4th Street in Owensboro the author will present It Its Not One Thing, Its Your Mother a one-person play and lead a discussion on caregiving. The event is free and open to the public.

On Friday, April 9 at 1 PM in OCTCs Blandford Hall ODell will be on campus for a reading, discussion and book signing. This event is free and open to the public. This book is a serious, but amusing, account of a daughters efforts to care for her mother in the last years of her life. The book covers a variety of topics, including: Alzheimers and dementia, end of life/hospice/palliative/elder-care, care giving, sandwich generations, Parkinsons, death and dying.

The OCTC Common Reading project is a semester long reading project. Each semester a book is selected as OCTCs Common Reading, with the idea that all participants could read the same material and have common ground for new discussions and mutual interests. While the book choices vary in many ways (different genres, time-periods, subject matters) they are chosen with the intention of expanding the knowledge and perspectives of readers. The background of the selected writers is diverse; however, many Kentucky and regional writers are also included in order to help us appreciate local talent, acknowledge shared concerns, and celebrate our common heritage. All OCTC students, staff, faculty, and interested community members are invited and encouraged to participate by reading the books and attending the related presentations each semester.

About OCTCOwensboro Community amp; Technical College is one of the 16 colleges that make up the Kentucky Community amp; Technical College System. OCTC serves the western Kentucky region counties of Daviess, Ohio, Hancock and McLean.