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Dean’s Book Club

The Dean’s Book Club is an opportunity for a group of readers to join in conversation about once a month with the Dean and the Writers-in-Residence around a book they have all read. The Writers-in-Residence or the dean offer an author’s perspective on why a particular book speaks to them and lead the group discussion.  It is a great opportunity to meet other readers (and writers!) who share your interests.

Students who are seeking a solution to the “I never get to read for fun these days!” problem will enjoy writers and books that are not found on most course syllabi.

The first 15 first-year students who commit to reading the selected book AND to attending and participating in the discussion will receive a copy of the book, compliments of The Ingram Commons.  All you need to do is come by the Office of the Dean of The Ingram Commons to claim your copy. You are encouraged to read the book early and lend it to a friend, so that they can come, too.

SEP 30 Tenth of December
Stories by George Saunders
Discussion led by Rita Bullwinkel
OCT 28 Notes from the Divided Country
Poems by Suji Kwock Kim
Discussion led by Mary Somerville
NOV 11 Slow Lightning
Poems by Eduardo C. Corral
Discussion led by Tiana Clark
JAN 27 Let the Great World Spin
Novel by Colum McCann
Discussion led by Dean Beasley
FEB 17 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Novel by Mark Haddon
Discussion led by Kelsey Norris
MAR 16 What Narcissism Means to Me
Poems by Tony Hoagland
Discussion led by Jesse Bertron
APR 6 When the Emperor was Divine
Novel by Julie Otsuka
Discussion led by Mark Haslam