THIS WEEK IN OCTOBER

  1. Sunday Nov 3 CONVERSATION WITH DLPP WINNERS AT SINCLAIR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 at Sinclair College, Building 12; Charity Earley Auditorium 9 AM Sign-in & Refreshments; 10 AM Program CONVERSATION WITH THE WINNERS of the 2019 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Richard Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award Winner, N. Scott...
  2. Wednesday Nov 6 WHEN YALE WENT CO-ED! WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6; 7 PM ANNE GARDINER PERKINS will discuss her narrative nonfiction book, YALE NEEDS WOMEN: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant. In September 1969, Yale enrolled its first women undergraduates,...
  3. Thursday Nov 7 MATTHEW GOODMAN DISCUSSES THE CITY GAME WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7; 7 PM MATTHEW GOODMAN will discuss his book, THE CITY GAME: Triumph, Scandal and a Legendary Basketball Team. The 1949-50 City College Beavers carried an era’s brightest hopes—racial harmony, social mobility, and the triumph of the underdog—but...
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CONVERSATION WITH DLPP WINNERS AT SINCLAIR

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 at Sinclair College, Building 12; Charity Earley Auditorium
9 AM Sign-in & Refreshments; 10 AM Program

CONVERSATION WITH THE WINNERS of the 2019 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Richard Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award Winner, N. Scott Momaday. Please visit www.daytonliterarypeaceprize.org for reservations via Eventbrite. The tickets are $15 each, plus handling fee.
A booksigning will follow the program. Books&Co. will have books for sale at the event.

FICTION WINNER: What We Owe by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde
FICTION RUNNER-UP: The Overstory by Richard Powers

NONFICTION WINNER: Rising Out of Hatred by Eli Saslow
NONFICTION RUNNER-UP: Tigerland by Wil Haygood

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