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Conversations with Living Books


Mark your calendars for the last library event of the semester next Friday, November 22 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. It is going to be a good one! In recognition of International Education Week, Library After Hours, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and the Cross-Cultural Competence Certificate (3C) program is hosting Conversations with Living Books.  

Modeled on the Human Library,  this evening will be dedicated to providing a safe space for conversations between living books and their readers.  Members of the Florida Tech community have volunteered to share their stories as a way of promoting positive dialogue and encouraging cultural consciousness and exchange.  Each living book is an individual with an individual story of unique international experience. 

Readers will have the opportunity to sit down with the books of most interest to them and engage in a one-on-one conversation. The ground rules for participants, readers of the living books, are as follows:

  1. Be Respectful. 
  2. Introduce yourself.
  3. This is an opportunity to ask open, honest questions with the goal of learning from and embracing others’ life experiences.
  4. Each loan period is 15 minutes. Personal stories are confidential, unless the book or reader agree it can be shared.
  5. The reader may not record, videotape, take pictures or ask for personal contact information of the living book without consent.

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Terri Wright has held the position of General Manager at WFIT since 1998.