2017 Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma; Program Dates Announced

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Press Release: June 6, 2017

 

Lawton, OK—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, 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 1930s to the changing metropolis of Oklahoma City in the 1970s. This theme was developed with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 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 6pm. 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, Dr. David Fennema
  • August 17, 2017, A Sand in My Eyes Seigniora Russell Laune, Dr. William Carney
  • September 21, 2017, Catalogue by George Milburn, Dr. Margery Kingsley
  • October 19, 2017, Briarpatch by Ross Thomas, Dr. John Morris

This program is free and open to the public. Please come and join us to learn from these exciting and interesting books and perhaps share your experience and knowledge with other people. Copies of the books may be picked up at the Arts & Humanities Division Office, 801 NW Ferris (west entrance of McMahon Memorial Auditorium), 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 program - Books, services, and other materials for this series are provided by “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma”, a project of the Oklahoma Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the 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 the Oklahoma Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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.

 

Contact:  Judy Neale, Ph. D, Chair, Lawton Arts & Humanities Council, 580-248-0359; @email

 

 

 

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