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JCHC University: Mah Jong and Me

6 June 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presented by: Karen Gooen A.B., Brown University; M.A. Teacher’s College, Columbia University

Karen Gooen has held various administrative jobs in hospitals and pharmaceutical corporations. She has also done freelance medical, sports and travel writing. She worked as Transportation Director for MetroWest Camp Deeny Riback in Flanders for several years, but she never found her true passion until she sat down at a mah jongg table. Karen has been teaching mah jongg for 4 years. Her first book, “Searching for Bubbe Fischer,” was a huge success—she has spoken at JCC, Sisterhood and Hadassah events all over the United States. She plans to take her second book, “Small World,” out on tour this Fall. She and her husband have been married 25 years. She lives in Morris County and has two daughters.

Course Description:
Author and mah jongg instructor Karen Gooen will discuss her experiences writing and self-publishing two books about mah jongg: “Searching for Bubbe Fischer” and “Small World: A Mah Jongg Table Talk Tale.” She will tell stories from her adventures in tournaments and on her book tour, and hold a Q&A session about mah jongg.

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6 June 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM