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Events for: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The University of Arizona Poetry Center Presents Streaming POEtry on the Tucson Streetcar

Ride the Sun Link street car through five of Tucson’s most unique districts and read some Poe along the way. LED monitors at select street car stops will continuously stream Poe’s poetry curated by the UA Poetry Center. Enjoy!

Event Location: All Along the Streetcar Route, Tucson, AZ, 85701

Date: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

Time: 7:00am – 11:30pm

Community: Literacy Connects

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Pima County Public Library Edgar Allan Poe Book Discussion Series

The Pima County Public Library will be featuring the works by and inspired by Edgar Allan Poe throughout their library system in a number of Group Book Discussion sessions. Mystery Book Clubs, Horror Book Clubs, Detective Book Clubs, Poetry Book Clubs and simply Poe Book Clubs will be reading and discussion the works of Poe throughout the Big Read Connects Tucson program from Fall 2015 - Spring of 2016. Come join the discussion!

Event Location: Various Library Branches Throughout Pima County, Tucson, AZ, 85705-3650

Date: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

Community: Literacy Connects

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Fahrenheit 451

GSU Art Exhibit: "Not Allowed to be Seen"

Please stop by to visit the interactive art exhibit, "Not Allowed to be Seen" in the GSU Library Skylight Gallery. The exhibit is designed to elicit a response from the viewer.

Event Location: Governors State University Library Skylight Gallery, One University Parkway, University Park, IL, 60484-0975

Date: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

Community: Governors State University

Book: Fahrenheit 451

True Grit

Mayoral Proclamation for The Big Read in Oceanside

A Mayoral Proclamation will be made in the Oceanside City Council Chambers, marking the beginning of the City of Oceanside's Big Read of "True Grit" by Charles Portis. A special book talk will be given and copies of True Grit will be available for the public.

Event Location: 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA, 92054-2824

Date: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: Oceanside Public Library

Book: True Grit

In the Time of the Butterflies

Julia Alvarez Author Visit

Join for a Skype visit with award winning author Julia Alvarez! The kick-off event for our Big Read program, which explore's Alvarez's In the Time of the Butterflies, will include a presentation followed by time for audience questions. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Born in New York City in 1950, Julia Alvarez's parents returned to their native country, Dominican Republic, shortly after her birth. Ten years later, the family was forced to flee to the United States because of her father’s involvement in a plot to overthrow the dictator, Trujillo. Alvarez has written novels (How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies, ¡Yo!, In the Name of Salomé, Saving the World), collections of poems (Homecoming, The Other Side/ El Otro Lado, The Woman I Kept to Myself), nonfiction (Something to Declare, Once Upon A Quinceañera, and A Wedding in Haiti), and numerous books for young readers (including the Tía Lola Stories series, Before We Were Free, finding miracles, and Return to Sender). Alvarez’s awards include the Pura Belpré and Américas Awards for her books for young readers, the Hispanic Heritage Award, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award. Most recently, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama. Alvarez is currently a writer in residence at Middlebury College. In 1997, with her husband, Bill Eichner, she established Alta Gracia, a sustainable coffee farm and literacy center in the Dominican Republic. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Event Location: Wiggin Auditorium Peabody City Hall, 24 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA, 01960-5553

Date: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Peabody Institute Library

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

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