Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys


Islamic Influences on European Bookmaking: The Historical Background

 Anne Marie Lane, curator of the  Toppan Rare Books Library at the University of Wyoming    

Anne Marie  will discuss Islamic influences on European bookmaking in Laramie at the Albany County Public Library on April 23 — 7 pm.

Laramie Event Dates


February 13, 7 pm: book discussion, “Persepolis” (Nichol Bondurant is discussion leader)

March 6, 7 pm: book discussion, “In the Country of Men”

March 27, 7 pm: book discussion, “House of Stone”

April 17, 7 pm: book discussion, “Broken Verses”

April 23, 7 pm: Anne Marie Lane, AHC Toppan Rare Books Library, “Islamic Influences on European Bookmaking”

May 8, 7 pm: “Dreams of Trespass”

For more info contact Kathy Marquis, 721-2580, x 5438.


The Reading Series

The Wyoming Humanities Council received a 2014 NEH grant for Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a cooperative project from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. At the center of Muslim Journeys is a reading and discussion series composed of the following memoirs and novels: In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar


Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi House of Stone by Anthony Shadid Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi Through these five titles, readers will encounter life experiences in Muslim-majority societies. Look for Muslim Journeys in 2014 in Cheyenne at the Laramie County Library, and in Laramie at the Albany County Library. After that, the series will be available through Reading Wyoming. The University of Wyoming Muslim Student Association and the Toppan Rare Books Library at the American Heritage Center are also partners for Muslim Journeys. For additional information about this new program offering, visit: http://www.programminglibrarian.org/assets/files/muslim/essay_points_of_view.pdf