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Due to campus restrictions on public events during the pandemic, the regular Let's Talk About It program is on hiatus at this location.
However, we are offering alternative programming in the spring 2021 semester, a series of online book talks called "One of My Favorite Books." Join us!

  • The talks will take place every other Tuesday at 6:30 PM CST, January 19 through April 27.
  • Each week will feature a scholar talking about a book of their choice, a title they know, love, and want to share with others. The titles range in interest area and include novels, history, philosophy, religion, memoir, science, and social justice.
  • Viewers can find a copy of the book to read before a talk or just watch to learn more about the book and see if it's one to add it to their reading lists.
  • The scholars will give an informal talk via Zoom, and then anyone who wants to can engage in some casual Q&A and conversation.
  • Technology requirements: If you have a smart phone, tablet, or computer with speakers, you can tune in! If you don't have a microphone, don't worry, you can participate with written comments and questions, too.
  • To get on the mailing list and connect, send a message to




Jan. 19

Sunu Kodumthara, Assoc. Professor of History, SWOS; Oklahoma Humanities Board of Trustees

Elaine Weiss, The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote (2018)

Feb. 2

Mark Davies, OCU Wimberly Professor of Social and Ecological Ethics,

Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (1967)

Feb. 16

Karen Youmans, Assoc. Professor of English, Director of OCU Honors Program

Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence (1920)

March 2

Harbour Winn, Prof. Emeritus of English, founder and former Director of the Center

John Updike, Rabbit Run (1960)

March 16

Laurie Kauffman, OCU Professor of Biology

Lulu Miller, Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life (2020)

March 30

Stephen Prilliman, OCU Professor of Chemistry

Michael E. Brown, Why I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming (2010)

April 13

Lisa Wolfe, OCU Endowed Professor of Hebrew Bible, Wimberly School of Religion

Zora Neale Hurston, Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939)

April 27

members of our regular LTAI community group who have published will present their own books