Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Big Read Kickoff at First Church due to weather forecast

Oberlin College and community are reading Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 in the Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, see http://www.oberlinbigread.org

Big Read Kickoff & Bonfire

***UPDATE*** Big Read Kickoff will be at Fellowship Hall, The First Church, Corner of Main and Lorain Streets, due to forecast of cold and rainy weather

When: Saturday, Oct 2, 4:00pm
Where: Tappan Square Bonfire Circle (near Oberlin Bookstore)
What: Short readings from Fahrenheit 451 by President Krislov, Oberlin City Manager Eric Norenberg, and Oberlin City Schools Superintendent Geoffrey Andrews; Remarks by Molly Raphael (OC '67), President-Elect of the American Library Association; Everyone is invited to create a facsimile of a book which will be symbolically burned in the bonfire to dramatize the effects of book-burning, suppression of information and the silencing of intellectual discourse. No real books will be burned.

Free copies of Fahrenheit 451 will be given away at the event to the first 125 people who want to read it.

Rain Location: Fellowship Hall, The First Church, Corner of Main and Lorain Streets


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