Common Read

Akbar speaking at the Common Read Fall 2019

Each semester, Southeastern Louisiana University’s English Department invites one
author to share their work with the students. The selections range from fiction to
nonfiction, and poetry to prose. A large portion of the English classes read the chosen
work, and English Department faculty members host a series of lectures offering insight
into the book in the weeks leading up to the main event. The Common Read offers a
unique experience for students to engage with the author and their work when the author
visits campus. The night the author visits, students can participate in lectures and
ask the author questions about their book. Some of the previous authors to come to
Southeastern are Tracy K. Smith, Yusef Komunyakaa, Richard Ford, Jess Walter, Claire
Vaye Watkins, and Jill McCorkle. 

For more information on the Common Read, visit the Common Read Website.