Let's Talk About It

Let's Talk About It

Let's Talk About It (LTAI) is a library discussion series that brings scholars and community members together to explore how selected books, films, or poetry illuminate a particular theme.

Let's Talk About It is available as a book, film or poetry series.

Book Series: A nine-week reading and discussion series that includes five books that is held every other week and led by a new scholar each week.

Film Series: A six-week film and discussion series that is held weekly and led by one scholar.

Poetry Series: A six-week reading-audio/video-discussion program that is held weekly and led by one scholar.

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The Let's Talk About It series is sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council in cooperation with the North Carolina Center for the Book.

In this series, we will encounter many of the themes and motifs that give Latino literature its richness as we explore the diversity and the commonalities that are expressed by writers who share a linguistic and cultural heritage.

Whenever Southern literature is discussed, North Carolina writers figure prominently. This series will invite us to deepen our appreciation for the South from the perspective of some of the strongest works of authors who call this state...

The American West offers not one story but many. Together as we read these books, we will examine some of those stories - violent or nostalgic, tragic or heroic. This series will offer us a way of exploring a more honest creation myth,...

As the art and literature of the past 150 years reveal, the railway has had a profound impact on Americans’ sense of mobility and range of opportunities and on their thinking about time and distance. Making Tracks, part of the...

Blaise Pascal once wrote that "Justice is what is established."  In this series, writers who demonstrate the powerful interaction of law and human affairs invite readers to ponder the difference between what is established and what...

In this series, we will explore one of the most puzzling features of the human condition - romantic love. Whether destructive or redemptive, romantic love has the potential to transform us in some way, however briefly.

Sometimes historical facts alone are not enough to evoke the truth of the past -- perhaps this is what Walt Whitman meant when he claimed of the Civil War that 'the real war will never get into the books.' In these selections...

The shared past of these authors is the Civil War and its aftermath which gave North Carolina a distinctive history, literature, music, and lifestyle. We will find common motifs in this series including attachment to place as well as...

Religion has always been a critical element in establishing and defining our identity as Americans. In the novels of this series, we may come to see our world and ourselves with fresh eyes as we encounter faith differences and different...

What it means to be black in the twentieth century and what the relationship is between black and white America is explored in these stories united by two themes: the quest for identity and the quest to understand the past.

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