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November 26, 2018

Dear Readers,

Thank you for your interest in and support of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation. As we close our thirteenth year and reflect on the wonderful authors we celebrated last month and remember those writers who preceded them, we also reflect on the community of supporters who make the DLPP possible. Should you have read a book published in 2018 that you feel is worthy of the Prize, please share the title and author with us and we will move it through the nomination process.

We approach next year knowing that with your help, we can continue to work toward our goals of sustainability and outreach that allow us to connect to this community and the world beyond. Thank you for your support in reaching those goals.

May your holiday season bring you peace.

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Support The Dayton Literary Peace Prize on Giving Tuesday


The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Fly with the Doves Book Circle was formed to allow the DLPP to donate winning and nominated books to schools, universities, and libraries. With memberships beginning at $25.00, supporting members provide the funding to share these powerful works of literature both locally and around the world. Now you can make a donation to Fly with the Doves as a gift to honor a friend or family member and we will notify them of your gift.

This fall, Wil Haygood, 2016 DLPP nonfiction finalist, was the featured speaker at the Author Series high school presentation, and 75 copies of his new book, Tigerland, were provided to local high school student participants.

Giving Tuesday, November 27, would be a great day to show your support for the DLPP with the purchase of a Fly with the Doves membership!

To learn more about the Fly with the Doves Book Circle membership, please visit our website.


Learn about the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Winners at the University of Dayton Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


This seminar will focus on the fiction and nonfiction winners and runners-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize awarded in October 2018. In addition, some time will be spent discussing the Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award winner, John Irving. It is not required that you read any of the books to enjoy this seminar, although doing so will add to your understanding of what the authors are trying to accomplish. Sharon Rab, Founder and Chair of the DLPP organization, will be a guest speaker in one session, and we usually Skype with one of the winning authors in another session.

Please visit UD's website for more information.

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Books of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Book Club

Title: A Prayer for Owen Meany
by John Irving

Date: January 22
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: TBA
Please contact Carol Macmann for details.


Our 14th annual gala event will take place November 3, 2019.

DLM Good Neighbor

Support the Dayton Literary Peace Prize when you shop at Dorothy Lane Market through the Good Neighbor Program. Click to sign up.


Support the Dayton Literary Peace Prize when you shop with Amazon using this link.


Book nominations will be accepted beginning January 14, 2019.

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