I am organizing, together with Bloomsburg Public Library, The Big Read, with funds from the NEA, on Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence for the Columbia-Montour counties in April 2010. The Big Read is an initiative to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment, specifically young reluctant literary readers. For this project, we have brought together participants from Columbia-Montour counties, including school districts, schools, school libraries, public libraries, museums, theaters, bookstores, coffee houses, literary and historical societies, boutiques, stores and several organizations, to conduct reading and discussion series, exhibitions, film screenings, stage productions and activities on Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence throughout April 2010.
On April 5th, at our opening event, Carol Singley will give the keynote speech, and at the closing event, on April 30th, Abby Werlock will give a speech. I appreciate if our Big Read event can be posted on the Edith Wharton Society's Website.
Ferda Asya, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Director of International Studies LLC
Department of English
111A Bakeless Center for the Humanities
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
400 East Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301