Coastal Georgia to Host Big Read Programs

Brunswick, GA Coastal Georgia will celebrate The Big Read in a big way, beginning with a presentation by biographer Penelope Niven, author of Thornton Wilder: A Life. The book selection for this year’s Big Read features Wilder’s novel, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and play, Our Town, both Pulitzer Prize winners. All of the campus programs are free and open to the public.

Niven will discuss Wilder’s life on Wednesday, February 6, at 12:15 p.m. in the Stembler Theatre of the Campus Center.

Three films will be shown on campus at 7 p.m. in the Stembler Theatre as part of a Pulitzer Prize Winning Plays on Film series co-hosted by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities with introduction and commentary by film historian Rob Nixon:

  • Wednesday, February 6 - Rent
  • Tuesday, February 19 - A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Thursday, February 21 - That Championship Season
A fourth film will be shown on Tuesday, February 26, at 7 p.m. in the Stembler Theatre. O.T. Our Town is a documentary about inner city Los Angeles students staging their version of Our Town annually.

On Monday, February 25, at 12:15 p.m. in the Gould Library, Dr. Robert Bleil, Assistant Professor of English, will lead a book discussion on Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rey.

An art exhibit by College students featuring works themed for The Big Read and curated by Professor Jeff LeMieux will be on display at the Brunswick-Golden Isles Public Library throughout March. The exhibit will open on March 1 and be available for viewing on First Friday Night in Brunswick.

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Release Date: 1/31/2013
Source: College of Coastal Georgia

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