Tipp City Library to Host Dayton Literary Peace Prize Conversation 

Information provided by the Tipp City Library

Tipp City — The Tipp City Library will host a Dayton Literary Peace Prize community conversation On Wednesday, September 21st from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m... The conversation will surround the novels Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain, and The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak, two novels with complex messages on war and its effect on those who engage in it. Participants will get the unique chance to debate and discuss important subjects with multi-generational points of view.

   Assistant Director/Adult Services Librarian Drew Wichterman had this to say about the program, “We want to bring a diverse audience together to have a conversation about two books that address similar themes. Adults and high school students might have different opinions about heroism, the military or family relationships.”

   The mission of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize is to advance peace through the power of the written word. Especially for those who have been historically marginalized. The topics discussed during the community conversation will be included in the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Student Author Series presentation on October 14, 2022. 

   This event was made possible by support from a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Tipp City Foundation, and the Tippecanoe Educational Endowment. Those interested in joining can register by going to the Adults programming tab on our website, www.tippcitylibrary.org