Each year, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize honors books that promote greater understanding among cultures and individuals. In partnership with the DLPP, Dayton Metro Library is hosting in-depth, wide ranging conversations about these books, their themes, and the authors’ other work. Each Community Conversation: Books of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize is led by local scholars who will discuss the work’s impact and artistry.
“If you’ve already read these authors, or are just thinking about doing so, these conversations will enrich your appreciation and understanding of them and their books,” said Julie Buchanan, Library Programming Manager.
WHAT HAVE WE DONE: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars by David Wood
Thursday, August 30, 6:30 - 8 PM, Main Library Eichelberger Forum
Dr. Jonathan Winkler, chair of the WSU Department of History and prominent military historian, leads the discussion of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood’s compassionate exploration of the moral cost of war.
HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi
Thursday, September 13, 6:30 - 8 PM, Main Library Eichelberger Forum
Furaha Henry-Jones, poet and Sinclair Community College professor of English, leads a discussion of Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi, one of the 2017 Fiction Finalists.
TIGERLAND by Wil Haygood
Thursday, October 11, 6:30-8 PM, Main Library Eichelberger Forum
Theodore Kissell, former UD Athletic Director and Sharif Chambliss, WSU Raiders basketball Assistant Coach, lead a discussion of Tigerland: 1968-1969, A City Divided, A Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing, the newest book by Wil Haygood, who wrote Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America, one of the 2016 Nonfiction Finalists.