Check out these video highlights from the 2016 Memphis Reads program!
This week English Professor Ernest L. Gibson III. of Rhodes College weighed in on the 2016 selected novel, Salvage the Bones.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood and Christian Brothers University are thrilled to present a Memphis Reads Event Featuring Erik Larson!
Every year, incoming Freshman read one book over the summer prior to their first semester at Christian Brothers University, and respond in an essay. Out of the pool of hundreds of essays, a committee within the School of the Arts selects the top 10 essays from and presents each with an award during the orientation weekend.
So if you're looking for inspiration to read Dave Eggers' What is the What, check out what these CBU Freshman have to say about the books' themes, lessons, and how they make sense of their own worlds.
Next Thursday, the Memphis Library and Information Center will host a free screening of the 2014 film The Good Lie, a movie based off the stories of Sudanese lost boys like What is the What protagonist Valentino Achak Deng. After the movie there will be a Q & A with Stacey Hydrick and 'Lost Boy' Joseph Atem.
Hey Memphis, are you ready to read?! We want to know which book clubs are reading "What is the What" by Dave Eggers, or plan to, during the month of October! Register your book club on the website an you'll be entered into a drawing to win 10 free copies of the book, along with other perks like front row seats to Dave Eggers' talk on November 5th, and a first spot in line during the book signing immediately following the talk.
Join Memphis Reads for a kickoff event on Friday, Sept. 25th at 11am when we announce the long awaited title to Dave Eggers' book! The first 50 guests will also receive a FREE copy of the Memphis Reads book