The Big Read complete schedule of events

Big Read Kick-off
John Wright, Ph.D., Morse-Amoco Distinguished Teaching Professor of Afro-American & African Studies and English at the University of Minnesota delivers the keynote address, “Hurston as High Priestess: Their Eyes and the Hieroglyphs of African American Culture” at The Big Read kick-off event Jan. 28, 2016 at the Saint Paul Campus Library.

The Big Read kick off was last week, but there are many more opportunities to participate! Check out the complete list of events below.

February

Date  Event / Time  Location 
Feb. 2
Performance: Black Storytellers Alliance 7 p.m. Saint Paul Public Library – Rice Street
Feb. 7
Screening of “Their Eyes Were Watching God2 p.m.
Saint Paul Public Library – Rice Street
Feb. 9
Book Discussion 7 p.m. East Side Freedom Library
Feb. 10
Screening of “Their Eyes Were Watching God6:00 p.m.
Metropolitan State University – Saint Paul Campus, Library 302
Feb. 10
Book Discussion 6:30 p.m.
Saint Paul Public Library – Rondo
Feb. 13
Performance – Black Storytellers Alliance 1 p.m.
East Side Freedom Library
Feb. 17 Book Discussion 4–6 p.m.
Metropolitan State University – Brooklyn Park Campus, LECJEC 214
Feb. 17
Screening of “Their Eyes Were Watching God6 p.m.
Saint Paul Public Library – Rondo
Feb. 17
Book Discussion 7–9 p.m.
Metropolitan State University – Minneapolis Campus, M2300
Feb. 18
Free Black Dirt Collective, Artists-in-Residence at the Givens Collection 7 p.m.
University of Minnesota – Elmer L. Andersen Library Room 120
Feb. 20
Screening of “Their Eyes Were Watching God1 p.m.
Saint Paul Public Library – Arlington Hills
Feb. 21
Performance:
Black Storytellers Alliance 2 p.m.
Saint Paul Public Library – Rondo
Feb. 23
Book Discussion Noon
Saint Paul Public Library – Arlington Hills
Feb. 27
Performance:
Black Storytellers Alliance 1 p.m.
Saint Paul Public Library – Arlington Hills
Feb. 29
Screening of Their Eyes Were Watching God 7 p.m.
East Side Freedom Library

March

Date  Event / Time  Location 
March 2
Workshop — Book-making with Minnesota Book Arts – 11:3012:30 p.m.
Metropolitan State University – Saint Paul Campus, Library 302
March 7
Book Discussion 4-6 p.m. Saint Paul Campus, Student Center Lounge
March 10
Screening of “Eve’s Bayou East Side Freedom Library
March 12
Performance:
Black Storytellers Alliance Noon1 p.m.
Dayton’s Bluff Branch Library
March 12
Book Discussion Noon1 p.m.
Dayton’s Bluff Branch Library
March 16
Twitter Book Discussion 79 p.m.
Twitter #MetroBigRead
March 22
Book Discussion 46 p.m.
Metropolitan State University – Midway Campus, Rm 370-DD
March 22
Book Discussion 79 p.m.
Metropolitan State University – Saint Paul Campus, Library 301
March 23
Lecture — African American English in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Daryl Parks 34 p.m.
Metropolitan State University – Science Education Center, Rm 115
March 31
Wrap-Up Event – Lecture — Zora Neale Hurston and the Art of Black Lives by Tammy Durant, Carolyn Whitson and Julie Kae. 13 p.m.
Metropolitan State University – Science Education Center, Rm 115

For more information visit this link or contact katherine.gerwig@metrostate.edu.