Common Reading Events

Kimmerer Lecture Prompts Lunch Feast, Watch Parties, Museum Booklet

As Washington State University readies for Braiding Sweetgrass author Robin Wall Kimmerer’s virtual lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening, campus programs are sharing unique ways to engage first-hand in the common-reading inspired event. The lecture, titled, “What Does the Earth Ask of Us?,” is free and open to the public. Dining Services is offering a special luncheon menu Tuesday that is inspired by the book at all three Pullman campus cafes. Starting late Tuesday afternoon, several groups are inviting students and members of the WSU community to join watch parties to enjoy the lecture together. And the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is producing a booklet to inspire visitors to find ties between works of art currently on display and themes found in Braiding Sweetgrass. (Notice: Robin Wall Kimmerer has had to cancel her lecture for the evening of 1/31 and will reschedule it soon for a later date.)