Books that move us
Free Presentation/Discussion Series
Community Conversations discussion series examines a current topic each quarter during
the academic year (fall, winter, spring). Attendance is open to the public. There
is no charge to attend. Presenters are LCC faculty and local community and business
representatives. Students may receive credit by enrolling in Humanities 106 (Community Conversations).
All events are located on campus in LCC HSB 101Thursdays, 11:30am-12:20pm AND available to watch on Zoom (Learn more about using Zoom)Attendance is free and open to the public.
View this quarter's conversation schedule below
Whether it is mind expanding or guilty pleasures, reading can bring us excitement,
information, joy, and community. Our series includes discussion of literary giants,
popular fiction, and how reading brings us together.
Presenter: Ashley Cahill
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The Harry Potter novels are the best-selling book series in history. Have you ever
wondered why? Come unlock the magic the series hides and look even deeper at how the
stories set the stage for what research shows can lead to a more fulfilling life.
Presenter: Becky Connolly
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What do you get when you bring together five teachers who love to read but don’t want
to do homework? We got book club meetings filled with lots of laughter, interesting
literary discussions, and intergenerational life lessons. The bonus? We don’t have
to feel the least bit embarrassed about our guilty pleasure of reading!
Presenter: Hiedi Bauer
Presenter: Chris Tower
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“Protect the children,” they cry, “save us all from profanity, violence, obscenity,
and dangerous ideas!” Chris Tower examines graphic novels, prose novels, and other
banned publications; the given reasons for the censorship; the underlying, “real”
reasons for the bans; and what it means to be “banned” in the United States now and
Presenter: Hilary Walther
How Novelists and Instagram are Promoting Literature's Greatest Guilty Pleasure, the
Presenter: Adam Wolfer and Mavourneen Rister
Presenter: Alexis Khoury
A look into the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
Presenter: Fighting Smelt
Can "trashy" books be considered good literature? The award-winning LCC Fighting Smelt
debate team presents affirmative and negative arguments in this exhibition debate.
Presenter: Alan Rose
In the personal odysseys that are our lives, books can serve as signposts, reflecting
the people we once were, who we are now, and who we may yet become.
This quarter's community conversations is sponsored by a grant from Humanities Washington
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