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Explore this year's One Read book with an interactive reader's theater presentation by education professor Dr. Betsy Tutt and some of her William Woods University students.
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.
David Lile of KFRU will moderate a discussion about "Station Eleven" with local experts. The GreenHouse Theatre Project's Elizabeth Braaten Palmieri will talk about traveling theater and Shakespeare. James Hayden, doctoral student in English at MU where he researches contemporary literature and culture, will discuss the graphic novel in the book. Dr. Susan Even, executive director of MU's Student Health Center, will talk about pandemics and their prevention. And Dr. LuAnne Roth, assistant teaching professor of English at MU, will talk about post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction.
In the spirit of this year's One Read book, "Station Eleven," learn about some basic survival skills related to medical issues, hunting, identifying edible plants and more. Our presenters will be Bryan Goers, Venture Out coordinator for the University of Missouri's Department of Student Life; Brian Flowers, outdoor skills specialist with the Missouri Department of Conservation; and Dr. Terry Rolan, urban survival specialist at Triple Ops.
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."
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.
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.
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.”