ReadAloud for 2012 Spring

ReadAloud invites the community to join us for our spring program in the Thompson Library.  Please stop by and enjoy faculty, staff, students and community members reading from their favorite works.

April 5, Thursday, 3-4 pm,  Mortar Board Centennial Suite (Thompson Library Room 202) 

In celebration of National Poetry Month, central Ohio poets Jennifer Hambrick, Mark Hersman, Paula Lambert andCharles Salmons read their own poetry and some of their favorite work by other poets.

April 12, Thursday, 3-4 pm,  Mortar Board Centennial Suite (Thompson Library Room 202)     

An Ohioana Presentation: Gary A. Braunbeck read from his novel Coffin County, as well as a brief excerpt from his Bram Stoker Award-winning non-fiction book, To Each Their Darkness. Gary is a prolific author who writes mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mainstream literature. He is the author of more than 20 books; his fiction has been translated into Japanese, French, Italian, Russian and German. Over 200 of his short stories have appeared in various publications.  Gary was born in Newark, Ohio, which served as the model for the fictitious Cedar Hill in many of his stories. The Cedar Hill stories are collected in Graveyard People and Home Before Dark

"Braunbeck's tales evoke the small-town ghosts of Ray Bradbury, the psychological monsters of Stephen King and the spiritual ideals of a valiant Knight of the Round Table."   - The Columbus Dispatc.

"Braunbeck's fiction stirs the mind..." -- Publisher's Weekly

April 19, Thursday, 3-4 pm,  Mortar Board Centennial Suite (Thompson Library Room 202) 

Joseph Marino, a library associate at The Ohio State University, read from his new book,Wrapped up in the Shroud, Cradle Press, 2011.  Joe has devoted over thirty years to studying this enig­matic cloth. Breezy and entertaining, yet powerful in its scope, it recounts strange, humorous and at times mys­tical events surrounding Marino’s involvement and even includes an incredible but tragic love story.



April 26, Thursday, 3-4 pm,  Mortar Board Centennial Suite (Thompson Library Room 202)

Reconnect with nature and word:  Last summer, a nature writing workshop entitled "Reading the Earth: The Language of Nature" was sponsored by Otterbein University, the Ohio Humanities Council, the Environmental Education Council of Ohio, and the Ohio Environmental Education Fund.  Several alumni shared excerpts from the fertile wealth of poetry,essays, and stories that were read, written, and inspired through this event.  

* Due to technical problems, the sound file of the ReadAloud this week was not produced.



May 3, Thursday, 3-4 pm,  Mortar Board Centennial Suite (Thompson Library Room 202)

An Ohioana Presentation: Robin Yocum, who reported for the Dispatch for more than 10 years and has written two nonfiction books, read from his first novel, Favorite Sons.



May 10, Thursday, 3-4 pm,  Mortar Board Centennial Suite (ThompsoLibraryRoom 202)

Buttons: Jean Champoux, an awarding winning button collector, Marilyn Regrut, the National Button Society Historian, and members from both the National Button Society and the Ohio Buckeye Button Society read All because of a Button: Folklore, Fact and Fiction, Fact and Fiction by Ellaraine Lockie, St. Johann Press, 2000.  This program was coordinated by Leta Hendricks, Human Ecology Librarian.



 May 17, Thursday, 3-4 pm,  Mortar Board Centennial Suite (Thompson Library Room 202) 

Dr. Lee Martin, faculty in the Department of English and a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, as well as one of Columbus's most acclaimed writers, read from his new memoir, Such a Life.


May 24, Thursday, 3-4 pm, Thompson Library Room 165         

Thurber House presented the Thurber Chamber Theatre in dramatizations from the works of James Thurber.

Tuesday ReadAloud

April 24, Tuesday, 3-4 pm,  165 Thompson Library 

"Year of Shakespeare:  Yesteryears of Shakespeare" featured  entertaining descriptions of Macbeth and  Romeo and Julietover the centuries. Coordinated by Dr. Richard Green, Humanities Distinguished Professor of English, and Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

The Year of Shakespeare is organized by the OSU/Royal Shakespeare Company Program, with partners across the university including the Arts Initiative, the Wexner Center for the Arts, OSU Libraries, Departments of English and Theatre, School of Music, and School of Teaching and Learning.  This program, with its focus on Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, links to the current exhibition at the Thompson Library which features archival material from the Libraries' Special Collections on both of these plays.


May 8 , Tuesday 3-4 pm, Buckeye Bar Lounge      

Chan Park-Miller, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, performed Geomungo Sanjo and a piece of P'ansori, Jin-guk-Myong-San(진국명산, )Korean Storysinging. English translations included.


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