The Big Read
Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451″
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. West Virginia University at Parkersburg has selected Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451″ to share in our community. Considered a work of science fiction when first published, “Fahrenheit 451″ has achieved the rare distinction of being both a literary classic and a perennial bestseller. Although written 60 years ago, the issues raised in this powerful book – censorship, the effects of technology on society and literature, and the means by which knowledge is gained – continue to be very real concerns today. Lectures, book discussions and other special events are planned beginning September 16. A complete schedule of events throughout our region is available on THE BIG READ website, along with a Reader’s Guide and audio and video materials. Join us as we read and discuss this important book.
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Aquila Theater performing
TICKETS: Tickets for the Distinguished Performance Series are available beginning Sept. 1 in the college business office. (8 am – 4 pm) For tickets by mail, call 304.424.8223, email email@example.com, or write Performing Arts Tickets, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104. Adults $10, Students $5. WVU Parkersburg students may purchase special advance tickets for themselves and one guest for $2 each in the business office. All tickets at the door will be regular price.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact (304) 424-8248 or (304) 424-8227 TTD in advance of your participation or visit. This publication will be available in alternate format on request.