Blackwell Public Library will host a new series of Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma! with books centered on the theme The Oklahoma Experience: Re-Visions. The book discussions will center on events from Oklahoma’s past as seen through the perspectives of late 20th century authors.
The group will meet on the last Thursday of the month from January through May at 5:30 PM with an exciting line-up of scholars to help delve into the books and their history. Some of our scholars will be familiar to the group from presenting this past fall. This exciting series includes:
- Pushing the Bear by Diane Glancy, presented by Dr. Jennifer Page, 1/31/19 @ 5:30 PM
- Fire in Beulah by Rilla Askew, presented by Dr. Aaron Mason, 2/28/19 @ 5:30 PM
- Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, presented by Dr. Karen Neurohr, 3/28/19 @ 5:30 PM
- Shell Shaker by LeAnne Howe, presented by Dr. Laura Arata, 4/25/19 @ 5:30 PM
- The Honk & Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts, presented by Dr. Sara Jane Richter, 5/30/19 @ 5:30 PM
Copies of the books will be available for checkout from the library’s circulation desk. The discussion group is open to the public.
Books, services, and other materials for this series are provided by Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma, a project of Oklahoma Humanities. Funding for this series was provided by grants from the Inasmuch Foundation and Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Oklahoma Humanities.
About Oklahoma Humanities: The mission of the Oklahoma Humanities (OH) is to strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understand new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life. OH is a private 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. As the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we strive to stimulate discussion, encourage new perspectives, and to actively engage people in the humanities disciplines, such as history, literature, philosophy, and ethics.