Mah Jongg Overview

Code: SP21101

Dates: September 14, 2021

Meets: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Sessions: 1

Course Fee: $15.00

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Gregg Swain, an internationally known authority and speaker on mahjong art and history, will present an informative and lively talk briefly tracing the history, lure and lore of the game. Photographs will showcase the beauty of the craftsmanship on sets. Gain an understanding of the images of Chinese art, history and culture present in the images on the tiles and boxes. Learn why the game of mahjong is the most popular pastime in the world, and how it may be one of the best ways to spend time to optimize brain health. The talk is geared toward everyone, players and non-players (yet!) alike. Michelle Partlow, our outstanding online Mah Jongg instructor, will introduce the game so you know what to expect if you take our classes.
Fee: $15.00

Michelle Partlow

Michelle is a professional educator and teaches Mah Jongg locally and around the country. She is a tournament player, lauded as an outstanding teacher who is enthusiastic and patient.

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Gregg Swain

Gregg Swain is an internationally known authority on the history of mahjong and the art seen on its tiles and boxes. She's a graduate of Smith College with a major in Art History, and she earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Baylor. Gregg feels the game of mahjong brings together both these interests. She's often a participant on mahjong-related webinars and zooms, and podcasts, in addition to being interviewed by various media. She's the author of two books published by Tuttle: Mah Jongg The Art of the Game, and American Mah Jongg for Everyone. Her website, www.mahjongtreasures.com ,is the go-to source for information about mahjong art and image interpretation.

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