Calling all U-M Undergrads!

Do You Have a Story to Share? Apply to be a Living Book at the 2020 Humanities Week Living Library

A Living Library is an event that aims to create dialogue and understanding between people. During a Living Library, individuals come together to share stories from their lives; these individuals are known as Living Books. At this Living Library event (to be held Thursday, March 12, 4-6pm) U-M undergrad students will be the Living Books. Each Living Book will have their own area. Readers (people who attend the event) will have a 15-minute session to hear your story and then ask questions. 

As a Living Book, you will have the opportunity to share a story from your life.The sky is the limit, but some examples are: “Living Disconnected: A Story About Being Adopted,” “Growing Up With the Berlin Wall,” “Yes, I Can Wait to Balance my Checkbook. A Story About Mental Health,” and “Six Yards of Normal: My Response to Sikhism.” 
If you are selected to be a Living Book, you will attend a short orientation and practice session where you will polish your story and get comfortable telling it.

Have a story to share? APPLY HERE. Want to learn more? Click here. If you have questions, contact Julia Margalit ( or Stephanie Harrell ( Deadline to apply is Sunday, February 28, 2020.