Books and Coffee 2016
Everybody knows a great book from the past, whether it’s Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice or Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But what are the great books of the present? That’s the question the English Department’s Books and Coffee series has explored since 1951. Every Thursday in February, a faculty member discusses a recent book that’s made some waves, something you may have heard of but haven’t gotten around to reading. This is your opportunity to hear expert commentary on a new book that is a vital part of contemporary print culture. Talks are in various locations around campus at 4:30 pm, but stop by as early as 4 pm for free coffee and pastries, as well as a chance to socialize with other book lovers. The talks last no more than 25 minutes. Afterward, there’s a raffle with a chance to win some fun prizes. And if you like, there’s an opportunity to meet the presenter and share your ideas about the book.
Books and Coffee will be held each Thursday in February 2016 from 4-5 p.m. See the links to the left for information on each weekly talk.
For a list of past Books & Coffees (1951-the Present) click here.
Sponsored by the Department of English and the Purdue Student Union Board.
For more information on the 2016 program, contact Janet Alsup, Faculty Director.