“Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma” continues Mar. 5 with ‘The Activist’

Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma’s 2019 series “Wade in the Water,” continues March 5th with Alec Connon’s The Activist (2016)

6:30 PM in Room 151 of Walker Center
Petree College of Arts & Sciences, at NW 26th & N. Florida
Parking available in the lots to the north of the building.

Dr. Mark Davies, Oklahoma City University Professor of Social and Ecological Ethics/Philosophy, presents The Activist, by Alec Connon. In this novel, Thomas Durant is unfulfilled by student life and drops out of university to explore the world. Over the following years his travels take him to four continets and almost a dozen countries, but it isn’t until he goes scuba diving and falls in love with the oceans that he finds his calling in life.

The new theme “Wade in the Water” includes five books of fiction on the topic of water, ecology, and human experience. These works of fiction are all fairly contemporary and range in styles, including young adult, scifi, realism, and magical realism.

Books are available to borrow for free on a first-come, first-served basis, and anyone is welcome to participate. Books may be checked out in Room 207 of the Dulaney-Browne Library on campus. Participants are also welcome to attend with their own copies of the books. Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma is a program of Oklahoma Humanities.

The final upcoming title in the season’s series will be

March 19: Kim Stanley Robinson , Forty Signs of Rain, presented by Dr. Karen Schiler