2018 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.

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

 
What Have We Done by David Wood Aug. 30: What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars by David Wood

This discussion will be led by Dr. Jonathan Winkler, chair of the WSU Department of History and a prominent military historian.
David Wood
David Wood
 
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Sep. 13: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

This discussion will be led by Ms. Furaha Henry-Jones, poet and professor of English at Sinclair Community College.
Yaa Gyasi
Yaa Gyasi
 
Tigerland by Wil Haygood Oct. 11: Tigerland by Wil Haygood

This discussion will be led by Mr. Ted Kissell, former athletic director of the University of Dayton.
Wil Haygood
Wil Haygood
 

For more information about the 2018 Community Conversations, please contact Carol Loranger at carol.loranger@wright.edu.

 

 
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