Tuesday, May 18, 2010

WCH announces two new "Reading Wyoming" book discussion series

This comes from the latest edition of the Wyoming Humanities Council e-letter:

The Wyoming Humanities Council is pleased to announce two new Reading Wyoming book discussion series.

The first series, "Figureheads," consists of novels dealing with politics. Books include All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren; The Gay Place, by Billy Lee Brammer; Roscoe, by William Kennedy; and Primary Colors, by Anonymous.

The second series, "Icons," includes biographies and non-fiction accounts of iconic Americans. Books include Cash, by Johnny Cash; Jane Fonda's War, by Mary Hershberger; Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times, by Thomas Houser; Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol. 1: 1884-1933, by Blanche Wiesen Cook; and A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway.

Reading Wyoming, the Wyoming Humanities Council's book discussion program, is available to any non-profit organization or public agency in Wyoming. The program brings together community members and a humanities discussion leader to read and talk about good books. The sponsoring organization selects the Reading Wyoming series and chooses four titles to read. Discussion meetings take place during either the fall or spring with a group of 8 to 20 participants.The Wyoming Humanities Council provides publicity, multiple copies of the books and expenses for the discussion leader.

Contact Jenny Ingram, (307) 721-9247, for assistance in choosing series and discussion leaders.

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