A Community Read is a series of three or more programs that explore the themes and ideas of Jean Thompson’s The Year We Left Home, especially as they relate to Midwestern identity and urban/rural dynamics. Taking place at up to 30 locations throughout Indiana in 2020, at least one of the programs offered is a book discussion, because there’s nothing better than talking about great books with curious people. Other events might be speaker programs, community conversations, exhibits, hands-on activities and more. Whatever the program, we aim to inspire Hoosiers to think about the idea of home and talk about the past, present and future of our Hoosier communities.
Through the One State / One Story: The Year We Left Home Community Read program, Hoosiers are invited to join in the statewide read of Jean Thompson’s novel as part of Indiana Humanities’ INseparable initiative.
Contact Megan Telligman, program manager, firstname.lastname@example.org | 317.616.9409