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Dr. Laurel Weeks

Seabourn Conversations, Featured Speaker

Laurel Weeks has combined her love of travel, writing and teaching for much of her life. A retired professor of humanities and world religions at San Diego City College, she now lectures for cruise audiences around the world.

Writing as Laurel Corona, she is the author of four historical novels including "The Four Seasons: A Novel of Vivaldi’s Venice" (Hyperion), "Penelope’s Daughter" (Penguin), "Finding Emilie" (Simon and Schuster) and The "Mapmaker’s Daughter" (Sourcebooks), focusing on women forgotten or misrepresented in history, and one work of non-fiction, "Until Our Last Breath: A Holocaust Story of Love and Partisan Resistance" (St. Martin’s).

Laurel has an MA from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis, both in literature. A native of Southern California, she is a dual American and Canadian citizen and now lives in Victoria, British Columbia.