"Let's Talk About It..."
Exploring the American West...
The American West offers not one story, but many. Together as we read these books, we will examine some of those stories--violent or nostalgic, tragic or heroic. This series will offer us a way of exploring a more honest creation myth, a story truly shared.
All programs are Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Hayden H. Jones Auditorium.
- August 25--The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West by Patricial Nelson Limerick. Speaker: Willie Nelms, Sheppard Memorial Library, retired.
- September 15--Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegnar. Speaker: Tom Douglass, East Carolina University.
- October 6--Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie. Speaker: Tess Ocana, teacher, artist and concert and events producer.
- October 27--Last Refuge: The Environmental Showdown in the American West by Jim Robbins. Speaker: Louise Tayor, Meredith College, retired.
- November 17--On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family by Lisa See. Speaker: Jose Ignacio Ocana, Campbell Univeristy RTP.
To register call 638-7800.
This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of North Carolina, and is sponsored by the Friends of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library.