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The NC Humanities Council Seeks Book Discussion Leaders

The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and home of the NC Center for the Book, presents its two-year initiative, “Watershed Moments,” that explores our varied relationships with the environment, culturally and historically, through multiple programs!

The NCHC is looking for those who might be interested in being selected as a book discussion leader for their December and February virtual book discussion events.

Event Details
Date: December 9, 2020 (Dry) and February 16, 2021 (The Water Knife)
Time: 6:30 pm
Format: Zoom

About the Event
“Watershed Moments” is the NCHC Statewide Read of the climate fiction novels Dry by Jarrod and Neal Shusterman, and The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi. Dozens of communities and hinundreds of individuals are taking part in this Statewide Read with the goal of inspiring conversations and community programs about water, equity, and access to reliable information. As part of the NCHC inaugural Statewide Read programming, the NCHC will host virtual Zoom events with guest speaker panels and book discussion groups (events vary by month).

If you are interested in being considered to be a book discussion leader at our December event which will focus on our YA selection Dry, and/or our February event, which will focus on our adult selection The Water Knife, please complete the interest form linked below.

The North Carolina Humanities Council will provide the following for book discussion leaders:

  • Honorarium payment of $200 per event
  • Free copy of the book(s) to use in preparation of the event
  • Orientation session hosted by NCHC staff
  • Book discussion questions to use during the event

If you are interested, please complete this Book Discussion Leader Interest Form no later than November 10, 2020. If you have any questions about this program, please contact NCHC Program Coordinator Melissa Giblin at 704-687-1526 or

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