Last month, the House of SpeakEasy book truck was on a mission: to spotlight community conversations about the literary arts throughout as much of the country as possible. And, on two legs of a 16-day tour, it did just that. The Poetry to the People tour, held in conjunction with storytelling nonprofit Narrative 4, spanned the first 10 days and took the truck from Brooklyn to Louisiana via the heartland, while the return leg, billed as the No Place Like Home Tour, took the truck along the Southeastern coast up to the nation’s capital. Partners for the event included dozens of literary nonprofits, community organizations, publishers, bookstores, museums, and others across 13 states and the District of Columbia, with nearly as many authors coming out to read and to foment a love of literature.