2008 Winter (01/10/2008-03/06/2008)

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University Libraries Security students, who provide set up for each week’s event, shared a variety of selections. Calvin McCammon read from The Heroes Among Us by his grandfather Joe L. McCammon. Steve Paul read from Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. Kristen Depp read Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris and Heather Glasgo completed the program with More Spaghetti I Say! by Rita Golden Gelman.

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Rev. Susan Ritchie, North Unitarian Universalist Congregation, read from her essay “Trickster Hope”. Jason Payne, Comparative Studies, read from Anthony Bourdain’s A Cook’s Tour: in search of the perfect meal.


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Ric Radar, Greek and Latin, read “The Teacher” by George Ioannou. Henry Griffy, University Libraries, read selections from A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

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Marcia Farr, College of Education and Human Ecology, read from her book Rancheros in Chicagoacán : language and identity in a transnational community. Kevin Boyle, Department Murder in the Jazz Age, shared a selection from his new work in progress, tentatively titledof History, author of the award winning book Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights andThe Splendid Dead.

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James Petsche, Wexner Center, shared a reading from Elizabeth Spencer’s Southern Woman: new and selected fiction. Leta Hendricks, Fine Arts Library, shared readings from Benjamin Banneker, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and other African-American astronomers, astrophysicists, and astronauts.

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Ohioana Library presented a program in honor of Valentine’s Day featuring nationally recognized Central Ohio Romance Writers Rosemary Laurey and Donna MacMeans and Janet Lynnford. Donna read from her recently released The Education of Mrs. Brimley. Rosemary read “Fly with a Dragon” from her soon to be released Sacrifice. Janet, know on the OSU campus as Janet Ciccone the Director of Strategic Communications & Marketing with the College of Education and Human Ecology, read from two of her historical romances set in 16th century England and Scotland.

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Larry Hurtubise, Karen Richards, and Marguerite Weibel from the Prior Health Sciences Library and Center for Knowledge Management shared readings from Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, and others reflecting on the intersection of medicine and literature.

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Ruthmarie Mitsch, Department of African American and African Studies, and Brenda Goodwin, University Libraries, presented a program celebrating African literature from Sundiata to el Saadawi, and also shared the music and lyrics of some modern griots.

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ReadAloud, Reading Recovery, & Read Across America: Celebrating our ability to learn to read for enjoyment. Dan Noonan,University Archives, was joined by students Ben Noonan, Kevin Schlichting, Liam Martin, Sarah Bellish, Ali Jank, and Cordelia Noonan, from Evening Street Elementary School and their Reading Recovery teacher, Kellie Ehlers in reading from their favorite works and some Dr. Seuss to boot. Dan and Kellie discussed instilling the desire to read for pleasure instead of because we have to. Everyone received a copy of the “Reader’s Bill of Rights”.

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