This year, Lit Youngstown's monthly book discussion will focus on the idea of the writer: biographies, memoirs, fictional works with a writer protagonist. All are welcome. Haven't read the book yet? No worries. We will meet at 5:00 at the Michael Kusalaba Library, 2815 Mahoning Ave. All titles will be available at the Michael Kusalaba Library and at the YSU Barnes & Noble.
February 10 we will discuss Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie Glaude
"In form, Begin Again is an essayistic marvel, circling and folding back on itself as Baldwin’s musings in the past and Glaude’s analysis of the present give meaning to each other... Glaude’s style works the same way Baldwin’s did, achieving the kind of mimetic evocation of a mind at work that Montaigne described as 'la peinture de la pensée' (the painting of thought), except that here we get two great minds for the price of one."
The remaining series titles: March 10 World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil April 14 The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea May 12 The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution by Stephen Heyman