Programs tagged: oneread
This year's One Read book, "Bettyville," is a memoir partially set in Paris, Missouri, a town which has experienced a severe decline. Dr. Steve Huenneke, assistant professor of economics at William Woods University, will discuss the state of small-town America. He'll cover general theoretical ideas, explore the problems of a hamlet like Paris and the challenges of a more central trading place — a county seat in a rural area — such as Fulton.
Associate professor of English Dr. Matt Dube explores what author George Hodgman does to make small town life come alive in this year's One Read book, "Bettyville." He'll also explore how other writers have treated the topic in their works before leading some writing exercises to help you discover how to write about the place you're from.
A panel of representatives from Fulton's Brick District and the Callaway Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Center will talk about how Fulton is working to overcome the challenges many small towns now face. Come hear about the solutions Fulton developed to make the city more vibrant and welcoming. This panel is in conjunction with our One Read program. One of the theme's of this year's book, "Bettyville," is small-town life in Paris, Missouri.