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Presented by Dr. J. Larry Allums and Guest Facilitators

This newest Institute group is exclusively for young professionals wanting to connect with others through literature, history, biography, memoir–whatever the group decides from month to month–with in-depth conversations led by experts on compelling subjects. If you’re a young professional and like reading books, or think you’d like it, you should give this group a try. Join now and be in on the selection of meeting dates and book titles.



Tuesday, May 27
7:00 – 8:30 pm


 DR. J. LARRY ALLUMS is Executive Director of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. He earned his M.A. in Literature and his Ph.D. in Literature and Political Philosophy from the University of Dallas’ Institute of Philosophic Studies. He came to the Dallas Institute in 1998 from the University of Mobile, where he was Professor of English and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He has edited a volume of essays on epic poetry, The Epic Cosmos, and published articles on ancient Greek and Roman literature, Dante, and writers of the American Southern renascence, including William Faulkner, Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren, and Caroline Gordon. Under his leadership, the Dallas Institute continues to emphasize its commitment to urban issues and its longstanding work with pre-K through 12th grade elementary and secondary school teachers, principals, and superintendents.


Previous Book Group Selections

FALL 2019
Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison