Everyone loves a good ghost story – what role does a ghost play in literary fiction and Our Town? Writing instructor Addison James will lead the discussion.
Join the Hopkinsville Christian-County Library at their book discussion. Stephen King was inspired by “Our Town”‘s plot and narrative structure when he wrote “Salem’s Lot.” The discussion will focus on the similarities between the two stories.
Or don’t we? Writing tutor and flower farmer, Martha White, leads a discussion about what we love, or hate, about the book “Our Town.”
Part of the 2019 NEA Big Read
Rated G | FREE Admission
In 1890s New York City, the bold and enchanting widow Dolly Levi (Barbra Streisand) is a socialite-turned-matchmaker. Her latest clients seeking assistance are the cantankerous “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder (Walter Matthau) and a young artist named Ambrose (Tommy Tune), who is in love with Horace’s niece, Ermengarde (Joyce Ames). Dolly’s scheming soon involves Horace’s employees as well as a New York hatmaker, as she tries to cover up her own secret romantic designs.
Part of the 2019 NEA Big Read
Rated PG | FREE Admission
Thornton Wilder’s classic play on Grover’s Corners, a fictional small town and its story taking place between 1901 and 1913, dealing with themes as life, death and the everyday routine of its many residents, all followed and detailed by the Stage Manager.
History Professor John Davis will examine the events taking place at the time that inspired the book Our Town and the comfort of nostalgia as a way to cope.
You are invited to attend the Photo Exhibit Reception: “Hoptown – Our Town”, on Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library! Prize money will be awarded at this event to the winning artists of the juried photography competition (see release below for competition requirements and details). Photos on display will represent the theme of “Hoptown – Our Town” (this year’s Big Read selection), and will be on display during the NEA Big Read around town from October 3rd through October 26th, 2019. The photos will then go to The Bruce Convention Center for permanent display after October 26th.
For more information on this and other great Hopkinsville Art Guild events, please contact Henrietta Kemp at 270-886-3776 or [email protected] .
Join the Pennyroyal Arts Council as they host the NEA Big Read in Hopkinsville! An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.
Pennyroyal Arts Council is one of 78 nonprofit organizations to receive an NEA Big Read grant to host a community reading program between September 2019 and June 2020. The NEA Big Read in Christian County will focus on Our Town by Thornton Wilder. Activities will take place between October 1st and November 8th . . . so stay tuned for more information!