April 2023 Open Minds Book Club

April 2023 Open Minds Book Club

Date and Time

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


The RSVP deadline has passed for this event.


Meijer Regency Room

Richard M. DeVos Center

401 West Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI


The Hauenstein Center is excited to offer a free copy of the book to the first twenty individuals to register!

During a time racked by war and environmental catastrophe, George Orr discovers his dreams alter reality. George is compelled to receive treatment from Dr. William Haber, an ambitious sleep psychiatrist who quickly grasps the immense power George holds. After becoming adept at manipulating George’s dreams to reshape the world, Haber seeks the same power for himself. George—with some surprising help—must resist Haber’s attempts, which threaten to destroy reality itself.

A classic of the science fiction genre, The Lathe of Heaven is prescient in its exploration of the moral risks when overwhelming power is coupled with techno-utopianism.

The Open Minds Book Club invites thoughtful participation from GVSU students, faculty and staff, Hauenstein Center members, and community members. Kahler Sweeney, program manager of the Common Ground Initiative, and Brian Bowdle, associate professor of psychology, will host discussions on books that seek to understand and serve the needs of our democratic society.

Join us as we discuss the core themes of the April pick, The Lathe of Heaven, by Ursula K. Le Guin. This Open Minds Book Club meeting will be on Wednesday, April 5th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Richard M. DeVos Center’s Meijer Regency Room located on the GVSU Pew Campus.

Please order or request your copy of the book by March 24th to allow time for shipping and to enjoy the reading before the discussion.


If you have any questions, please email Kahler Sweeney.

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