Programs tagged: oneread
Allison Wrabel, a member of the Missouri Crew, the rowing team at Mizzou, will lead a discussion of "The Boys in the Boat." Hear her first-hand account of what it's like to be a part of a rowing team and share your insights, reflections and impressions of the book.
Dr. Elizabeth Wilson, associate professor and chair of social work at WWU, will discuss how sports participation gives at-risk young people opportunities to increase their self-esteem and overcome challenges at school, in their neighborhoods and within their families. This ties in with our One Read program, devoted this year to the story of the 1936 U.S. eight-man Olympic men's rowing team.
Talk about this year's One Read book, "The Boys in the Boat," with Dr. Barney Forsythe, whose time in the military included service in Berlin. He, will share his impressions of the book and his own experiences in Germany during the Cold War. Please contact Mandy Plybon at the National Churchill Museum at (573) 592-6242 to register.
Sharon Kinney Hanson, author of “The Life of Helen Stephens, the Fulton Flash” will talk about the amazing life and accomplishments of Helen Stephens, who grew up in Fulton, attended William Woods and won gold in the 1936 Olympics. This presentation is part of the One Read community reading program. This year's book, "The Boys in the Boat," tells the story of another group of American Olympians in 1936.
William Woods art professors and students created collages and prints that explore the issues raised in this year's One Read book, "The Boys in the Boat." Come see their work.
One Read author Daniel James Brown steps up to the podium to talk about “The Boys in the Boat.” His presentation at Columbia College will be broadcast live to William Woods and on the radio at KOPN 89.5FM.
Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion of Ben Fountain's darkly satirical novel "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," this year's One Read runner-up. The novel takes place at the Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game, where part of the entertainment is a group of Iraqi war heroes on their last day of a "victory tour" before returning to war.