2006 Winter ReadAloud (01/05/2006-03/02/2006)

January 5, 2006

Linda Mizejewski, Department of Women’s Studies: “Women and Cars: A Love Story”, a selection of poems and prose. Mark Rankin, Department of English: a read Hugh Latimer’s “Sermon on the Ploughers,” a popular and memorable oration from the most important preacher of the English Reformation.

January 12, 2006

A Tribute to David Citino Morris Beja, Kathy Fagan, Steven Fink and Stuart Lishan Department of English read various selections of David Citino’s writings, and selections from David’s favorite poets.

January 19, 2006

Mark Boarman, University Libraries read from an essay by Robert D. Kaplan, “Was Democracy Just a Moment?” Michael Grimes, University Libraries read a short story by Vladimir Nabokov, “Signs and Symbols”.

 January 26, 2006 

Laura Herbert, University Libraries read “Pink and Say” by Patricia Polacco. Catherine Shaw, University Libraries read The Amazing Bone” by William Steig. Alexandra Schulltz, Stony Brook College read from “Anne of Green Gables”.




February 2 2006

Deb Ballam Director of the Women’s Place and Associate Provost read selections from “Crones Don’t Whine: Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women” by Jean Shinoda Bolen and Marty Jamison Head, Science and Engineering Library read “Total Eclipse” by Annie Dillard.


February 9, 2006 

Bill Tyler, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures read the short story “Shoes Fit For a Poet” by Osaki Midori. Naomi Fukumori, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures read selections from: “The Pillow Book” of Sei Shônagon.


February, 16 2006

OSU Libraries hosted a special program in the Thompson Main Library Sills Lounge on February 16th from 3-4pm. The Department of English Medieval Reading Group did a reading performance of Chaucer’s “Parliament of Fowls the first Valentine’s Day poem in English. The reading cast featured Richard Firth Green, Lisa Kiser, Ethan Knapp, Karen Winstead, Christopher Jones, Mike Van Dussen, Ryan Judkins, Kerilyn Harkaway, Henry Griffy, Elizabeth Zimmerman, Dawn Simmons Walts, Sarah Newhouse, and Jennifer Gianfalla.


February 23, 2006  

Georgina Dodge, Office of Academic Affairs, read”My Man Bovanne,” by Toni Cade Bambara, a short story from her collection Gorilla, My Love (1972). Debora Knowles, Office of Development, read selections from Langston Hughes, Michael Wynn, Maya Angelo and Robera Fosten. Leta Hendricks, University Libraries, readBlues Lyrics by Bessie Smith and Robert Johnson Cynthia Tyson, College of Education, read from Christopher Paul Curtis’ The Watsons Go to Birmingham. (1963).

March 2, 2006

Ted Riedinger -University Libraries, read “Once Upon a Time in Ipanema”- from Travelers’ Tales Brazil, true stories of life on the road. Linda Schoen, Arts & Sciences Administration, read from Sue Monk Kidd’s When the Heart Waits.



March 9, 2006  

Joanna Anderson - University Libraries, read from: The Artificial Silk Girl by Irmgard Keun “An Illuminating look at the much-mythologized social and sexual mores of Weimar Germany.”– Publishers Weekly. Andrea Cooper - University Libraries read from Flaming Iguanas: an illustrated all-girl road novel by Erika Lopez.