2017 Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma; "A Sand in My Eyes" with Dr. William Carney

Thursday, August 17,
2017, 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 17,
2017, 8:00 pm

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Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma Book Discussion

Lawton Arts & Humanities Council announced today that it will host Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma. The event is made possible by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council with generous funding from the Inasmuch Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Additional support is provided by the City of Lawton and Cameron University.

Lawton Arts & Humanities Council has chosen to discuss the theme, The Oklahoma Experience: From Wilderness to Metropolis. Readings illuminate the development of communities in Oklahoma, from Washington Irving’s description of the empty prairie in the 1930's to the changing metropolis of Oklahoma City in the 1970's. This theme was developed with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program, Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma, is a discussion group that comes together for a four-part, scholar-led series. Each scholar opens the program, bringing the book to life, provoking the group’s curiosity with insights and raising questions that spark discussion. All book discussions are held at Cameron University Library every third Thursday of each month at 6:00 P.M. Below is a list of the dates, titles and authors of the books, and the scholars who will lead each discussion:


July 20, 2017, "A Tour on the Prairies" by Washington Irving with Dr. David Fennema

August 17, 2017, "A Sand in My Eyes" by Seigniora Russell Laune with Dr. William Carney

September 21, 2017, "Catalogue" by George Milburn with Dr. Margery Kingsley

October 19, 2017, "Briarpatch" by Ross Thomas with Dr. John Morris


This program is free and open to the public, join in to learn from these exciting and interesting books and perhaps share your experience and knowledge with other people. Please pick up copies of the books at Arts & Humanities Division Office at 801 NW Ferris (west entrance of McMahon Memorial Auditorium) in Lawton, OK from Monday-Friday at 8am - 12pm, 1 - 5pm, call 580-581-3470/581-3471.


For additional information on the event, contact: Dory Thomas, 580-536-4349, @email

About the Oklahoma Humanities:

The mission of the Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) is to strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understand new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life. OHC 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.

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