Big Read project concludes with events in Ripley and Parkersburg

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RayBradbury-webWest Virginia University at Parkersburg will conclude its “Big Read” of Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” with lectures by Bradbury scholar Dr. Robert Woods, Great Books professor at Faulkner University in Alabama. Dr. Woods will speak at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. and at the Alpine Theatre in Ripley on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. Both programs are free and the public is invited.

Woods will also make class presentations at the college and in local schools during his residency. With more than 20 years of education experience, Woods has completed advanced research and training related to life and writings of Ray Bradbury.

In the past month, “Fahrenheit 451” has been read and discussed throughout the Mid-Oho Valley, with partner libraries in Wood, Jackson, Wirt, Roane, Ritchie, Pleasants, and Tyler counties. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest and is hosted locally by WVU Parkersburg.

Project director for WVU Parkersburg’s Big Read is Dr. H.G. Young III, professor of music.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

For more information visit, The Big Read website at: http://neabigread.org.

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