Notable Articles, Videos, and Events Associated with the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

An Evening for Justice and Peace

On Friday, November 18, 2016, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation hosted an Evening for Justice and Peace at the Victoria Theater in downtown Dayton. The event featured a panel discussion and keynote presentations on the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall by Gilbert King, author of Devil in the Grove, and Wil Haygood, author of Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America. See a video of the event here.
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Wendell Berry Honored by NBCC

The National Book Critics Circle has announced that Wendell Berry is the winner of their Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Berry was our 2013 winner of the Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Award for lifetime achievement. Click here for more information.
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Sharon Rab Honored by WSU

We are pleased to share the news that Sharon Rab, founder and co-chair of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters by Wright State University during fall commencement at the Wright State Nutter Center on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. Click here for more information.
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Karima Bennoune Honored by UN

We are pleased to share the news that the United Nations Human Rights Council has appointed Karima Bennoune, winner of the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for nonfiction, as Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights. Click here for more information.
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WSU CELIA Events

Wright State University's CELIA program (Collaborative Education, Leadership, & Innovation in the Arts) is presenting a series of events under the heading "ACCORDS: PEACE, WAR, AND THE ARTS." These events are designed to consider the devastation of war and the possibilities for peace through literature, photography, theatre, and film. Please note that you can register for a single day of the conference at a significantly reduced cost. Click here for more information.
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WSU Course on Peace Lit

Andrew Strombeck, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Wright State University teaches a course that examines how literature addresses conflict and promotes peace. Student read works from some of the winners of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Click here for more information or here to go directly to the WSU website.
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DLPP Discussion Series at Wright Library

Celebrate the Dayton Literary Peace Prize with a series of weekly discussions of the 2015 finalists. Join facilitator Andrew Slade, Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of Dayton, to go beyond plot, summary, and reader response to include those kinds of insights that literary critics can help draw out of books and readers. Meeting dates are September 29 and October 6, 13, 20, and 27. Click here for more information.
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October 29, 2013

Join five nationally and regionally recognized poets at The Trolley Stop on East 5th Street for a reading of poems on the theme of peace.

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November 3, 2013

Join four of this year's winning authors and three winners from years past at a "Conversation with the Authors" at Sinclair Community College. Reservations are required. Click here for more information.
November 5, 2013

This WSU Workshop on Violence, Economics, and Democracy will investigate the history of violence and sexual violence against minorities, particularly associated with the Gujarat Pogrom of 2002.

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