Come together as a community to talk about our favorite thing-books!
North Carolina Humanities presents their latest Statewide Reading theme. The “Watershed Moments” special initiative is designed to explore our varied relationships with the environment, culturally and historically.
The Council’s keystone program of “Watershed Moments” is its public Statewide Read. The Council has selected two works for the Statewide Read, The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi and Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman. The Statewide Read reflects the Council’s current and extensive North Carolina Center for the Book programs, which are designed to promote reading, discussion, books and libraries.
Complimentary copies of the books can be obtained from the Statesville branch library, while supplies last.
Participants in this program are encouraged to join the online programs and book discussions listed below to engage with others in their community and discuss their thoughts on the books.
|Organization Host||Program Title||Date||Additional Information||Registration|
|NC Humanities||Breakout Book Discussion of The Water Knife||February 16, 2021||Come ready to talk, listen, and learn in this highly interactive session! Join us as we break out into small groups to discuss The Water Knife. Group discussions will be led by book leaders, who will lead you through a set of discussion questions about the book and how the humanities, literature, and journalism build understanding about important issues in North Carolina.||Register Here|
|NC Humanities||Panel Discussion about Environmental Journalism and Disaster Reporting||March 16, 2021||Join us for a panel discussion with special guests who will examine and discuss how real life journalists report about disasters and the environment in North Carolina.||TBA|
|Iredell County Public Library||Library Book Discussion with Iredell Soil & Water||April 20, 2021||In addition to NC Humanities programming, the library will be hosting its own event featuring guest speaker Anna Edwards from Iredell Soil & Water.||TBA|
|NC Humanities||Statewide Read Finale||April 22, 2021|
Join us for a conversation with the authors as we celebrate and reflect upon the North Carolina Humanities Council's Statewide Read
“Watershed Moments," explores our varied relationships with the environment culturally and historically through multiple programs. The "Watershed Moments" initiative is part of the national initiative on "Democracy and the Informed Citizen" administered through the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.