The Big Read brings community together over classic book | Arts & Culture
SUMTER, SC(WIS) - If you see people throughout Sumter reading John Steinbeck's classic "The Grapes of Wrath" this month, it's part of The Big Read community reading project.
The Sumter County Library has partnered with Sumter County Adult Education, the Sumter Opera House, the Shepherd's Center, local school districts and other important organizations to bring the importance of reading to Sumter County.
Dozens of events are planned throughout the community for the reading of the book, including public films, book discussions and lectures.
Here is a schedule of the events associated with The Big Read:
Friday, October 4th 7:00pm
Film Screening of "The Grapes of Wrath"
Sumter Opera House
Monday, October 7tth 6:00pm
Geography and "The Grapes of Wrath"
With Dr. Camelia Kantor
Tuesday, October 8th 6:00pm
The Environment in "The Grapes of Wrath"
With Lisa Turansky
Monday, October 14th 6:00pm
Book Discussion with Randa Edmunds
Tuesday, October 15th 3:30pm
Book Discussion with Karen McEwen
Wednesday, October 16th 10:00am
Job Searching with Jason Broughton
Monday, October 21st 6:00pm
The Music of "The Grapes of Wrath"
With Greg Stuart
Monday, October 28th 6:00pm
Book Discussion with Peggy Curlovic
Thursday, October 31st 6:00pm
Art and Quilt Showcase Finale
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest.
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