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.


2022 Common Read 

The book cover of SEND

This fall, Patty Blount, author of "Send," will deliver the 2022 NSU Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. Read more HERE!

Portrait of author Patty Blount
Authors and Speakers



Photo of Patty Blount courtesy of Studio 16n