Speaker Series on The Hill

A monthly luncheon for members and those in the community, featuring speakers of interest.

Gather at noon on second Thursdays of the month in Widener Hall. Bring your lunch and a friend. Presentation begins at 12:30 p.m. Dessert and coffee are provided. A $5 is donation requested. Call Leslie Lefer at 215-247-4654 or email [email protected]


Thursday, May 11

SPEAKER:  Harry Groome
TOPIC:   The Journey from Healthcare Chairman to Award Winning Author

Harry Groome is the former chairman of SmithKline Beecham Consumer HealthCare who, since retiring, has turned to writing fiction. He is the author of the novels Wing Walking and Thirty Below and the award winning Stieg Larsson parody The Girl Who Fished with a Worm. His short stories, poems and articles have appeared in dozens of magazines and anthologies and two of his stories have been performed by the InterAct Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Here’s what Len Lear, the editor of the Chestnut Hill Local had to say about Harry’s latest novel: “One of the great pleasures of life is a good book that tells a story so compelling that when you put the book down, you can’t wait to pick it up again. For me, The Best of Families is such a book. I read it in three days, something I have not done in decades.” Harry will talk about his radical career change and his Philadelphia based novel, The Best of Families.