It’s time for Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma: a scholar-led, book discussion series!

The Oklahoma Experience: Re-Visions

This year’s theme is The Oklahoma Experience: Re-Visions. We’ll be reading a series of five books that celebrate the diversity of Oklahoma, highlighting the regional and cultural differences found here.

Oklahomans have grit; they have endured displacement, land runs, dustbowls, depression, and war. These five books take a look at the past from a modern perspective.

When will discussions take place?

Meetings will be in the Great Plains Room at the library located at 120 W Maine. All sessions will begin at 6:30 PM.

What’s the schedule for books and discussions?

  • 7/18: Pushing the Bear by Diane Glancy, led by scholar Harbour Winn
  • 8/8: Fire in Beulah by Rilla Askew, led by scholar Laura Arata
  • 8/29: Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, led by scholar Karen Neurohr
  • 9/19: Shell Shaker by LeAnne Howe, led by scholar Roxie James
  • 10/10: The Honk and Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts, led by scholar Dawn Allen

What is LTAIO?

Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma is a book discussion series that is scholar-led and provided by the Oklahoma Humanities with funding from grants by Inasmuch Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund.

The mission of Oklahoma Humanities to strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understand new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life.

Oklahoma Humanities is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. As the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, they strive to stimulate discussion, encourage new perspectives, and to actively engage people in the humanities disciplines, such as history, literature, philosophy, and ethics.

Need more information?

For more information about this adult program or others, contact Margo Holmes by phone at 580-616-7183 or by email at

We hope you’ll join us for literature and discussion each meeting at 6:30 PM!

Please note: Books services, and other materials for this series are provided by Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma, a project of the Oklahoma Humanities. Funding for this series was provided by grants from the Inasmuch Foundation and Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Oklahoma Humanities.