2019 Community Conversations:
Books of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

This fall, join area scholars and community readers at the Dayton Metro Library for wide ranging conversations about books written by authors honored by the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Engaging professors from area universities will be joined by eminent Daytonians to talk about these works’ impact and artistry, essential themes, and connections to the authors’ other work, and the power of the written word to promote peace. If you’ve already read these authors, or are just thinking about doing so, these conversations will enrich your appreciation and understanding of these authors and their works. (The library has ample copies of the books for checkout.)

These discussions are free and open to the public.

All discussions will be held:

6:30 - 8:00 pm
The Eichelberger Forum (1st Floor, Room 103)
Dayton Metro Library
215 East 3rd Street
Dayton, OH 45402

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving Sep. 16: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Public Intellectuals, Darren McGarvey of Kettering Fairmont High School and Carolyn Stoermer of Wright State University. The panel will include area educators and students. Discussion will include how to teach this work.

Sep. 30: My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

Public Intellectual, Emerita Professor Marybeth Pringle, of Wright State University. Panel will include an area public librarian and members of the Human Race Theatre involved in the spring production of Gloria: A Life. This is a timely book, given among other things that 2019 is the 100th anniversary of woman suffrage in the U.S.
My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday Oct. 7: House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday

Dr. Tereza Szeghi of UD will moderate. More to come.

For more information about the 2019 Community Conversations, please contact Carol Loranger at carol.loranger@wright.edu.


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