Let’s Talk About It 2022

The Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry is pleased to host a Let’s Talk About It book club once again in 2022. Our book club in the fall 2021 with Oklahoma: Private Investigations was very successful, so we are continuing with the gracious support of Oklahoma Humanities. Please join us!

From January to May, 2022, we will discuss 5 books by Oklahoma writers on the theme of Coming and Going in Oklahoma Indian Country. The program, sponsored by Oklahoma Humanities, brings people together to talk about books and share ideas and have meaningful conversations. From July to December, 2022, we will discuss 5 books on the theme of Crime & Comedy: The Lighter Side of Murder and Misdemeanor.

Coming and Going in Oklahoma Indian Country

This theme, created by author Joy Harjo, offers short stories, memoir, poetry, and personal essays written by contemporary native authors. These personal stories invite us to consider the ways in which indigenous peoples have continued to shape the distinctive history and culture of this land that we call Oklahoma.

Books & Program Dates with Scholars:

  • Jan. 27: Cheyenne Madonna by Eddie Chuculate–Scholar: John Coward
  • RESCHEDULED because of weather: Feb. 26, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.: Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo–Scholar: Julie Little Thunder
  • Mar. 17: Leaving Holes by Joe Dale Tate Nevaquayah–Scholar: Tracy Floreani
  • Apr. 28: The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir by Linda Hogan–Scholar: Les Hannah
  • May 26: Choctalking on Other Realities by LeAnne Howe–Scholar: Sunu Kodumthara

Literary experts open each book discussion with a fresh analysis of the text, cultivating intrigue and curiosity.  By revealing information about the author’s life, giving historical context, and shedding light on recurring themes throughout the book, they impart a deeper understanding of the readings and lay the groundwork for an illuminating exchange of ideas within the group.

Crime & Comedy: The Lighter Side of Murder and Misdemeanor

Books & Program Dates with Scholars:

Aug. 18: The Code of the Woosters by PG Wodehouse–Scholar: Bill Corbett
Sept. 29: The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams by Lawrence Block–Scholar: Trisha Yarbrough
Oct. 27: Native Tongue by Carl Hiaasen–Scholar: Andrew Vassar
Nov. 17: Cozy: A Stanley Hastings Mystery by Parnell Hall–Scholar: William Hagen
Dec. 15: One for the Money by Janet Evanovich–Scholar: Kurt Lively

Contact Us to Sign Up Today!

Meet people who share a love of reading!  Come to one session, or join us for an entire series.  Programs are free and open to all. Reading copies of the books are limited, so reserve yours today by coming by the museum during our open hours or making arrangements to pick up a book at ROMP Rummage, 112 E. Main, on days the museum is not open. Email SHAUN at ROMPoetry@gmail.com to reserve a book. You can read all of them and come to all 5 events or pick and choose.

“This program is funded in part by Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily represent those of OH or NEH.”