Reading Together

Reading Together 2015 New!

Meet the Author: Jerry Dennis

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015
  • 7 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Kalamazoo Central High School Auditorium
  • Free event; open to the public. No ticket required.


The Living Great Lakes

The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas, the 2015 Reading Together selection

The 2015 Reading Together selection is The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas by award-winning Michigan author Jerry Dennis.

The Author

In the nearly 30 years that Jerry Dennis has earned his living as a freelance writer, he has emerged as one of America's most celebrated writers about nature and the outdoors. His essays in such publications as Audubon, Smithsonian, Orion, and the New York Times have won many awards and are frequently reprinted and anthologized. His eleven books have appeared on national bestseller lists, have been translated into five languages, and are taught in many universities and high schools.

The Book

His book The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas has won many awards and is frequently taught in colleges and universities. Among Jerry's awards are the Michigan Author of the Year Award, the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award, Michigan State University's Great Lakes Culture Award, and four Best Book of the Year awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. more...

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The purpose of Reading Together is to build a stronger community with deeper connections through the common experience of reading the same book and exploring its themes together. When we do that, we engage and learn, not only about ourselves, but more importantly about each other and the world around us.

One Book, One Community

By experiencing the same book, hearing the author of that work speak right here in Kalamazoo, and delving deeper into the books' themes, we are able to embrace our similarities and differences from a common point of reference.

Very simply, when we read together, we grow together. 

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