2018-19 Calendar of "Big Read" Events
Thursday, September 27, 4:30 pm, Krannert Auditorium (Room 140) Leonora Woodman Lecture Series with guest speaker Anna Brickhouse, Professsor and Director of American Studies at the University of Virginia.
Saturday, October 20, 6:00 pm, Underground Railroad book discussion sponsored by Barnes and Noble.
Monday, November 5, 10:00 am, Fowler Hall. Bonus "Dawn or Doom" conference event - George Anders' "You Can Do Anything."
Tuesday, November 6, 9:00 am, Fowler Hall. Big Read Panel @ "Dawn or Doom" conference.
Thursday, November 15, 6:00 pm. "Indiana & and Underground Railroad," with Jeannie Regan-Dinius. Tippecanoe Co Public Library Downtown.
December 4-6, 5:30-6:45 pm, West Lafayette Public Library. "Big Read Alike," John Lewis' March Comics Workshop. Hear the WBAA Radio review of March by Director Nick Schenkel, Director of the West Lafayette Public Library: <http://wbaa.org/post/book-review-march-book-one - stream/0>.
Monday, January 21, time TBD, West Lafayette Public Library. "Big Read Alike: Encore," John Lewis' March.
Join the English Department & the Purdue Student Union Board every Thursday in February from 4-5 PM in PMU for our annual "Books and Coffee" series.
Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 pm, Long Center. Presentation of African American "Living History." $10 Adults and free under 14.
Wednesday, February 20, 7:00 pm, Long Center. Cedric Watson. $20 Adults and $10 under 14.
Saturday, March 23, 3:30-5:00 pm, West Lafayette Public Library. Underground Railroad Book Discussion. Sponsored by Von's Book Shop.
April 2, 4, 9 & 11, times and locations TBD. "Big Read" mini-course on Underground Railroad. Sponsored by the Wabash Lifetime Learning Association.
Finally, Colson Whitehead will be our distinguished guest speaker at our annual Literary Awards on Thurs. April 11!
5:30-7:30 PM – Literary Awards Banquet with advice to young writers by Mr. Whitehead; tickets are $30.
8:00-9:30 PM – Reading, Q & A, and book signing by Mr. Whitehead. Fowler Hall. Free and open to the public.