Reading Together 2013


Reading Together features a wide variety of programs, including films, exhibits, expert presentations, author visits, and more.

All events are free and open to the public, unless noted*. Calendar View

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30, Oshtemo Branch Library, 7265 W Main St

Art as an Expression of Grief

Join in a discussion about the value of art as a vehicle for self—and communal—expression. Panelists include an art therapist, a grief support counselor, an art educator, and a local sculptor.


Wednesday, March 27, 6:30, Portage District Library, 300 Library Lane

Truth in Fiction: A discussion of the role of fiction in The Submission

WMU’s Edwin Martini will explore the ways that fiction raised questions and exposed the complexities surrounding the human reaction to a historical event that could have occurred with just a slight twist of fate.


Thursday, March 28, 7 pm, Kalamazoo Public Library, 315 S Rose St

Public Art and Controversy

Past and present members of the Kalamazoo County Public Arts Commission will each speak from their own perspective about what a viewer brings to his/her response to and understanding of a piece of art.


Tuesday, April 2, 7 pm, Knauss Hall, Western Michigan University

Special Appearance: Brooke Gladstone from NPR’s On the Media

Journalist, media analyst, and author Brooke Gladstone is host and managing editor of the National Public Radio newsmagazine, On the Media, an up-close look at what the media are covering and why.