The Big Read Blog (Archive)

Thornton Wilder

Monroe, Michigan The Foundation at Monroe County Community College has been immersed in The Big Read since its kick-off on March 26 with the production of Our Town. At the kick-off, more than 200 copies of The Bridge of San Luis Rey were distributed to community members with an additional 300...
February 18, 2010 Washington, DC "Bridge over railway tracks" by Rob Patrick from Flickr ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/alkalinezoo/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 ) In his 1991 novel The Sweet Hereafter , Russell Banks explores how a tragic schoolbus accident affects the lives of the survivors. In this excerpt...
October 29, 2009 Washington, DC Stack of books, Seattle, Washington by Wonderlane ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/ / CC BY 2.0 ) In a world saturated with self-help books, I still swear by the words of courage, inspiration, and even caution that I've found in works of fiction. Here are a...
September 4 , 2009 Washington, DC "Writing is allowed" by Andwat from Flickr Having started the week with a round-up of quotes on reading, it seems fitting to end the week---and summer---with a quantum of quotes on writing. "I think I write in order to discover on my shelf a new book that I would...
July 13, 2009 Washington, DC One of the things about The Big Read that continually amazes me is the uniqueness of each and every project. There were 33 Big Reads on To Kill a Mockingbird in the last round, and not one project was the exact same as any other project. Sure they have things in common...

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