National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Rutgers, The State University of NJ

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Camden Center for the Arts
Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Tel: 856/225-6306
Fax: 856/225-6597

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

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A Farewell to Arms
Ernest Hemingway

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Kick Off Event for A Farewell to Arms

The kick-off event will be held at the centrally located Rutgers-Camden Campus in September 2014. Each participant will receive the book, or a companion book for young readers, and a schedule of activities. Family Friendly Kick-Off Event – Celebration Of Reading with Storyteller, Kyle Jakubowski on hand to delight listeners with Tales of Adventure, part of Camden’s 3rd Thursday events, Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 5-7:30 pm at the Camden County Library, Nilsa I Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch, 301 North 5th Street, Camden

Event Location: Nilsa I Cruz Downtown Branch of the Camden County Library, 301 N. 5th Street, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Thu, Sep 18, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

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One True Sentence project

The "One True Sentence" project will provide the focus for public and education projects surrounding Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms in Fall of 2014. This concept was inspired by Hemingway himself, who wrote in his memoirs, "All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know." There will be multiple installations on campus, including the Stedman Gallery Lobby and the Nilsa I Cruz Downtown Branch of the Camden County Library. Participants of all ages from all of The Big Read Hemingway programs will write their one true sentence, contributing to the ever-growing installations.

Event Location: Camden Center for the Arts, 314 Linden Street, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Mon, Sep 22, 2014 – Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Sep 29, 2014 – Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 6, 2014 – Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 – Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 – Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 – Sat, Nov 1, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Nov 3, 2014 – Sat, Nov 8, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Nov 10, 2014 – Sat, Nov 15, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Nov 17, 2014 – Sat, Nov 22, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Nov 24, 2014 – Wed, Nov 26, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

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Keynote Session-Lecture by Dr. Tyler Hoffman

Tyler Hoffman, Ph.D., will lecture on Ernest Hemingway and his place in American literature. The lecture will take place in the Stedman Gallery from 12:15 - 1:15 pm. Everyone in attendance will receive a copy of A Farewell to Arms. Ernest Hemingway and the Art of Composition Dr. Tyler Hoffman Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:15 pm Stedman Gallery Two key stylistic devices that structure Hemingway’s writing are repetition and omission. Dr. Tyler Hoffman, Professor of English and chair of the English department, will explore these devices with examples from Hemingway’s work. He also will reveal what Hemingway learned from Gertrude Stein in Paris about literary method, what future minimalist writers learned from him, and what all of this has to do with icebergs. Dr. Hoffman is the author of three books–Robert Frost and the Politics of Poetry (University Press of New England, 2001; winner of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Studies Book Award); Teaching with The Norton Anthology of Poetry: A Guide for Instructors (Norton, 2005); and American Poetry in Performance: From Walt Whitman to Hip Hop (University of Michigan Press, 2011). He has published many articles and book chapters, including on John Brown and children’s literature; American Civil War verse; American political poets and naturalism; Walt Whitman; Emily Dickinson; Vachel Lindsay; Robert Frost; Wallace Stevens; Elizabeth Bishop; Gary Snyder; Thom Gunn; and the contemporary slam poetry scene. He is past president of the International Robert Frost Society, and currently serves as editor of the electronic Whitman studies journal The Mickle Street Review and associate editor of the Robert Frost Review.

Event Location: Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building, Rutgers-Camden Campus, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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Hemingway's Fish Lecture and Reception

Ernest Hemingway’s Fish Robert M. Peck, Senior Fellow The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm Stedman Gallery, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts Robert M. Peck, Senior Fellow, will speak about Hemingway’s assistance in collecting fish for an Academy research project in the 1930s. Peck is just back from his trip to Cuba to help commemorate the 60th anniversary of Hemingway’s receiving the Nobel Prize for literature, as well as the 90th anniversary of Hemingway’s collecting of fish for the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Peck recently travelled to Cuba with two of Hemingway’s grandsons and a number of Hemingway scholars.

Event Location: Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Camden, NJ, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

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Storytelling Workshops: Adventure Stories

Storytelling Adventures Series for RCCA’s 2014 Program for The Big Read, featuring adventure stories inspired by author Ernest Hemingway, such as “The Old Man and the "C". You can’t miss “Tall Tales with Kyle J”— Everyone’s favorite storyteller, Kyle Jakubowski, will weave his delightful word magic and captivate pre-school aged children through interactive storytelling. Each session includes several stories, which the children help to tell through call-and-response, creative movement, and other ways that provide engaged learning and encourage a love of words and an interest in reading. After the story, the children will create an artwork inspired by one of the stories. Who Should Attend: Children aged 4-8 with their parents or guardians. Groups of 10 or more interested in attending should reserve space by calling Miranda Powell at 856-225-6202

Event Location: Camden County Library, Nilsa I Cruz Downtown Branch, 301 N. 5th Street, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

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