Programs tagged: oneread
Join us as we discuss this year's One Read selection, "Station Eleven," by Emily St. John Mandel. Twenty years after a deadly flu outbreak kills most of the world’s population, what survives? What matters? This haunting novel threads together the connected stories of people living before and after the end of the world into a lyrical examination of the importance of art and what it means to be human.
Based on Lois Lowry's iconic and influential Newbery Award-winning science fiction novel, visionary director Phillip Noyce's 2014 film explores weighty and provocative themes similar to those in "Station Eleven." Dr. Greg Smith, WWU associate professor of English and film, will lead a discussion following the film. (Rated PG-13)
Dr. Nick Pullen, Cox Distinguished Professor of Science at WWU, will discuss epidemics and viruses, post-apocalypse, as experienced by the characters in the One Read book, “Station Eleven.”
This year's author visit comes earlier in the program. Don't miss this chance to hear Emily St. John Mandel speak about her novel "Station Eleven." Her talk at Columbia College will be broadcast live via videoconference to William Woods and on the radio at KOPN 89.5FM.
This year's One Read novel takes its title from the pre-pandemic comic books that protagonist Kirsten keeps among her prized possessions. This fictional comic series has a number of real world analogues. Matt Dube, associate professor of English at William Woods University, will talk about other famous and famously unfinished comic series.
Are you prepared for a post-apocalyptic world? In keeping with the setting of this year's One Read book, come sharpen your survival skills. Mylene Dunn, from the Callaway County Health Department will teach you about how to find and prepare edible plants that are commonly found in our yards. Registration begins Tuesday, September 1.
Drawing from "Station Eleven" and the works of Shakespeare, Erik Hillskemper, assistant professor of English at William Woods University, will discuss the importance of art and literature and investigate why humans are compelled to create and enjoy art of all kinds. Audience participation is welcome.
Professor Terry Martin has been on a spiritual journey. Since he started teaching at William Woods University in 1988, he has discovered that the essence of education is teacher and student learning together. He now believes “Life is Art,” and one’s life can become a masterpiece because of the human relationships one creates. He will discuss the idea of artful living as a process that should unify material and spiritual aspects of the human experience. The presentation is inspired by this year's One Read book, "Station Eleven."
The Callaway County Master Gardeners will share hands-on information about some of the hardiest bulbs you can plant. Maybe they'd still be blooming 20 years after the end of the world. This program is a tie-in to this year's One Read book, "Station Eleven." Registration begins Tuesday, September 1.
In Emily St. John Mandel’s novel "Station Eleven," the Museum of Civilization tells the story of the world from what people have left behind. What story would you be able to tell with the objects you carry with you every day? William Woods University's Matt Dube, associate professor of English, and Anthony Cavaiani, instructor of communications, will discuss how museums curate history and the stories everyday objects can tell.