Programs tagged: oneread
Scholars from each of Columbia's college campuses will discuss our One Read book from their academic perspectives, then invite audience comment. We'll have Dr. Michael J. Polley, associate professor of history at Columbia College; Dr. Kate Berneking Kogut, playwright, screenwriter and associate professor of English/Creative Writing at Stephens College; and sports psychologist Dr. Matthew Martens, associate professor of counseling psychology at the University of Missouri.
Before Bob Costas, there was Marty Glickman. A gifted Jewish-American athlete who was denied the chance to represent the U.S. at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he went on to become one of the most revered and influential sportscasters in history, pioneering many of the techniques, phrases and programming innovations that are commonplace in sports reporting today. This HBO documentary directed by James L. Freedman is a companion to our One Read book, "The Boys in the Boat," a story of the U.S. crew team 1936 Olympics. Learn more and watch the trailer at films.dbrl.org.
Join popular local author Laura McHugh to discuss this year's One Read book, "The Boys in the Boat." Laura's book, "The Weight of Blood" was published this year to great acclaim.
As part of One Read, enjoy a free screening of the historical drama "King of the Hill," directed by Steven Soderbergh. This film, shot in St. Louis and set in the 1930s, Depression-era Midwest, contains echoes of Joe Rantz, the central character of "The Boys in the Boat." It follows a young boy as he struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him. Post-film discussion led by Dr. Robert M. Collins, professor of history at the University of Missouri. (Rated PG-13, 103 min.)
David Lile of KFRU will moderate a discussion about "The Boys in the Boat" with local experts. Dr. Robert M. Collins, professor of history at MU, will address the U.S. in the 1930s. Dr. Brad Prager, MU associate professor of German and member of the film studies program, will talk about German film from and about the 1930s. Third generation Missouri boat-builder Drew Lemberger will talk about his craft. Biographer Sharon Kinney Hanson will talk about Olympian Helen Stephens, a William Woods graduate who won gold at the 1936 Olympics, as well as Dee Beckmann and Leni Riefenstahl. Torrey Palmer, a Columbia native and two-time silver medalist in the World Rowing Championships in 1998, crewed in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia and will talk about her Olympic experience.
Join Karen Hamer for a discussion of this year's One Read runner-up book, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" by Ben Fountain. This darkly satirical novel follows Billy Lynn, a soldier whose squadron survived an Iraqi insurgent attack caught on film by embedded TV reporters. The novel takes place at the Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game during the men's last day of a "victory tour" before returning to war. Karen is a Southern Boone County High School English teacher and a member of the One Read reading panel.
Come take part in a storytelling circle at the North Village Farmers and Artisans Market. Stories are encouraged to be true, told without notes and inspired by themes present in "The Boys in the Boat," this year's One Read selection. If you can't make it to this open-mic session, contact KOPN to set up a one-on-one recording session with one of our Porch Light production volunteers. With permission, we will broadcast your stories on KOPN 89.5FM.
One Read author Daniel James Brown will speak about his research and writing process in the creation of "The Boys in the Boat." He will be open to questions from the audience and will sign books following the talk. This presentation will be broadcast live at William Woods University Library in Fulton and on the radio at KOPN 89.5FM.