Thornton Wilder

Ghosts on the Page – at Milkweed health & harmony emporium

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.

Haunted Hoptown Walking Tour – at Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum

Join the Big Read-Hopkinsville and the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County as they haunt the streets and share some of Hoptown’s strangest, most bizarre, and darkest stories. From murder and mystery to tragedy and scandal – this tour is sure to put a spooky twist on Our Town. The walking tour starts at Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum.

$10 per Person | $5 for Museum Members. Get your tickets here!

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

What Role Does the Audience Play? – at Books On Main

Come join English Professor Caitlin Chester at her discussion at Books on Main – “Is the audience a character in the play?”, and “How does breaking the fourth wall help the audience connect with the characters?”

Trivia Night – at Davo’s

Test your knowledge of local history in this special “Hoptown Connection” edition of trivia night.

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

Restaurant Week

Join Main Street Tavern, The Big Read, The Corner Coffeehouse, and Bistro on 6th for Restaurant Week. Visit your local favorites or try something new as Hopkinsville restaurants offer Big Read Specials that will transport you through time and space!

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

Our Town Paint Party

Come out and join The Big Read and The Pennyroyal Arts Council at Griffin’s Studio for their “Our Town Paint Party.”
You will have a choice to paint the Alhambra, the Clock Tower, the Train Depot, or the Hopkinsville Museum on a 9″x12″ canvas.
Registration is $5, call 270-874-2028 to reserve your spot.

History on Tap

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at the next History on Tap program at Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 pm. Robert Martin deep dives into the history of an iconic local landmark in “If Walls Could Talk.”

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

Our Town vs Salem’s Lot – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

Join the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library at their book discussion. Stephen King was inspired by the “Our Town” plot and narrative structure when he wrote “Salem’s Lot.” The discussion will focus on the similarities between the two stories.

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

Our Town Hoptown: African American Voices – at Hopkinsville Community College

This program celebrates the influence of Ted Poston and the short stories he wrote about growing up here. Local voices will share their own childhood stories and experiences.

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

Homegrown Poems: Your Places, Your Stories in Verse – at The Corner Coffeehouse

Hoptown Chronicle and WKMS, in support of The Big Read-Hopkinsville, will host poetry readings by area residents who take their inspiration from Kentucky author George Ella Lyon’s classic, “Where I’m From.” Read Lyon’s poem and write your own version about all the places and people who have shaped your life and identity. Then come to The Corner Coffeehouse at 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 21, to share your creation. Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to write a poem to attend.

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .