Three Talks by Two Noted Local Authors and U. Penn Archaeologist

June 11, 2015

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (JUNE 11, 2015):  The public is invited to attend three upcoming free talks on June 15, June 23 and July 28 by noted local authors and a University of Pennsylvania researcher at Rydal Park, the non-profit, continuing care retirement community located in Abington Township, Montgomery County.

Rydal Park presents stimulating programming year-round, featuring a broad range of events, guests and topics, many of which are free and open to the public via RSVP to or by calling 215-376-6292.  All events take place in the Performing Arts Center at Rydal Park, 1515 The Fairway, Jenkintown, PA 19046 (next to Whole Foods). More info about all events is available at


Author Jim Remsen, Visions of Teaoga (7:30 pm). Former Philadelphia Inquirer religion editor and author Jim Remsen discusses his latest book Visions of Teaoga, an engrossing historical novel about the Indian Tribes in and around Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Colonials of the same area during the late 1700s – and a middle school student of today who finds a fascinating link to the era. Remsen is co-author of The Intermarriage Handbook: A Guide for Jews and Christians (HarperCollins).


Author Jim Remsen will discuss his new book “Visions of Teaoga” at Rydal Park on June 15


A Thousand Miles Up the Nile: A Journey Through Modern Ancient Egypt (1:30 pm). A photographic essay from an extraordinary journey through post-revolution Egypt, from Abu Simbel to Old Cairo, and the Temple of Philae to the pyramids of Giza, only five weeks following the country’s February 2011 revolution. Presented by Stephen R. Phillips, Ph.D., Cultural Research Coordinator for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia. Dr. Phillips is listed with the National Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) and is also a professional guide for select American tour groups to Egypt and Jordan.


Dr. Stephen R. Phillips, archaeologist with University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will present a visual tour of post-revolution Egypt at Rydal Park on June 23


Deadout (1:30 pm). Philadelphia author Jon McGoran talks about his new book Deadout, the riveting sequel to his acclaimed biotech thriller Drift, which expands on the theme of genetically modified foods. Deadout also explores Colony Collapse Disorder, which threatens the world’s honeybee populations. McGoran’s short fiction, nonfiction and satire have appeared in a variety of publications; under the name D.H. Dublin, he is the author of forensic crime thrillers Freezer Burn, Blood Poison and Body Trace, from Penguin Books. McGoran was previously editor-in-chief of Philadelphia publications Grid magazine and The Shuttle newspaper.


Author Jon McGoran will discuss his new book “Deadout” on July 28 at Rydal Park

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(Note: Larger author and book photos, in addition to interviews, are available by contacting Elise Brown, phone 215-825-9644)

About Rydal Park

Opened in 1974 and located on a scenic 20-acre campus in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Rydal Park is a full continuing care retirement community that offers independent living across four contiguous apartment home buildings, as well as personal care, skilled nursing and rehabilitative care. Known for its exceptional location and amenities, Rydal Park has become synonymous with healthy, elegant and quality retirement living. In total, Rydal Park offers 509 accommodations.