This fall, join area scholars and community readers at the Dayton MetroLibrary for wide ranging conversations about books written by authors honored by the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Engaging teachers 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.
Carol Loranger, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of English, Wright State University, leads discussion about Colm Toíbín, the 2017 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award recipient. Community leader/readers include Sharon Short, Executive Director of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop and author of My One Square Inch of Alaska and Greg Anderson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at The Ohio State University.