NSU Common Read

The Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture unites students from all majors in reading the same book during fall semester of their first year.

Each fall, the NSU Honors Program hosts a Common Read lecture, supported by the generous endowment of the Larry and Julie Poeppel family. The Common Read lecture is free and open to all of campus and the Aberdeen community. The speaker is either the author of the Common Read book or a person with expertise on the central theme of the book.


2021 Common Read 

The book cover of Disability Visibility

This fall, Alice Wong, author of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, will deliver the Common Read Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13. Attendees are invited to gather in the Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Jewett Theater to listen to Wong, who will present live via Zoom. Read more HERE!


Photo of an Asian American woman in a power chair wearing a blue shirt with a geometric pattern with orange, black, white and yellow lines and cubes; a mask over her nose attached to a gray tube; and bright red lip color. She is smiling at the camera.
Authors and Speakers



Photo of Alice Wong courtesy of Eddie Hernandez Photography