Ash, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Indiana State University's
Creative Writing Program will
guide a poetry workshop based on The Big Smoke. After
discussing Adrian Matejka's poems, and persona poems specifically,
attendees will select a figure from history or pop-culture and write a poem
from their perspective, going beyond the old adage "write what you know," and
instead considering what we can discover, and who we can become.
Celebrate the closing of another success Big Read anytime between 2:00-4:00 at the VCPL's South Entrance. Celebrate with Jack Johnson's favorite thing: classic cars. There will be live music by Crossroads Brass Band as well as refreshments.
Bradley Sage, Program Director of the Professional Athletic
Training Program at IU will discuss ways to reconcile the increasingly
negative effects with the positive aspects in regard to sport. Sylvester "Coach"
Edwards, Terre Haute's own NAACP President, athlete, coach, teacher, and
community volunteer will discuss the ways our community has not always done
right by young people who play sports, as well as changes we can make to create
a positive outcome for our athletes, schools and spectators. Refreshments will
Jack Johnson was the first African American to earn the title of World Heavyweight Champion. In his book of narrative poetry, author Adrian Matejka explores the life of this incredible man through four distinct viewpoints - Johnson himself, and the white women he dared to love in a time of segregation and division. The Big Smoke is the NEA's 2019 Big Read book.
Celebrate the women that are making history right here in the Wabash Valley. Rebecca Moore, the Community Prevention Specialist for Council on Domestic Abuse, Inc. (CODA), a victim advocate and preventative specialist will be honored at this special event. Breakfast will be served.
Denzel Washington is Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a young black boxer who is set to become the world's greatest boxing champion until he is wrongly imprisoned for a triple murder. Carter is set to serve a lifetime in prison until help comes from an unlikely source. Rated R. Refreshments will be served.
Grab a snack and explore free verse, rhymes, limericks, and haiku poems at this Big Read event for kids inspired by Adrian Matejka's book of poetry The Big Smoke. Write, share and read poetry at this drop-in event.
Penn State University and its beloved figure for more than 40 years Joe Paterno, head Football coach nicknamed "St. Joe" could do not wrong in the eyes of the citizens of the area known as Happy Valley. This all changed in November 2011, when the former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse. Not rated. Refreshments will be served.