National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association


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1530 Newcastle Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

Tel: 912/262-6934
Fax: 912/262-1029
http://www.goldenislesarts.org

True Grit by Charles Portis

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True Grit
Charles Portis

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Events

Girls with Grit in Lit: From Elizabeth Bennet to Katniss Everdeen and Everyone In Between - 1

Ann Mason moderates an open sharing session of books that have exceptional and inspiring female characters. Participants can come with any books/characters that they wish to talk about.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Jan 10, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: True Grit

Book Discussion - "True Grit"

Ann Mason leads the discussion of The Big Read novel, "True Grit."

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Wed, Jan 22, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: True Grit

Book Discussion - "True Grit"

Ann Mason leads a discussion of The Big Read novel, "True Grit."

Event Location: Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 Northway, Darien, GA 31305

Date: Thu, Jan 23, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: True Grit

Girls with Grit in Lit - 2

Ann Mason moderates an open sharing session of books that have exceptional and inspiring female characters. Participants can come with any books/characters that they wish to talk about.

Event Location: Ida Hilton Public Library , Northway Street, Darien, GA 313

Date: Fri, Jan 24, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: True Grit

Girls with Grit Film Series

The Girls with Grit Film Series features movies with strong female characters and/or Oscar nominated young actresses. The Cohen Brothers film of an inept crime that falls apart due to the criminal's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. Featuring William H. Macy, Frances McDormand and Steve Buscemi. 1996. 98 min. Color. Rated R.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Jan 28, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: True Grit

Your Favorite Western - "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"

You voted and we're screening the community's favorite Westerns! "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" - Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. Featuring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Directed by George Roy Hill. 1969. 110 min. Color. Rated M.

Event Location: The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Thu, Jan 30, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: True Grit

The Guns of Hofwyl

Throughout the month of February there will be a special display of the guns of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 1873 and 1886 Winchester rifles, a 20-gauge Parker Brothers Shotgun, and a 1909 Colt .25 caliber pistol. When the property was given over to the state, all of the guns were on a wooden rack by the back door, along with a walking stick and a few golf clubs proving the last descendant, Ophelia Dent, was ready for any eventuality when she stepped out the door! Every Saturday during February from 1-4p.m., there will be a docent to talk about the guns to allow for “hands-on” examination of the weapons.

Event Location: Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site , 5556 US Hwy 17N , Brunswick, GA 31525

Date: Sat, Feb 1, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Feb 8, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Feb 15, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Feb 22, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Book: True Grit

On The Air: "True Grit"

Tune in to radio station 1490 AM WMOG every morning and hear "True Grit" read by local actors.

Event Location: 1440 AM WGIG, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Mon, Feb 3, 2014 – Sat, Feb 15, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 9:30am

Book: True Grit

Book Discussion - "True Grit"

Open book discussion of The Big Read novel "True Grit."

Event Location: Charlton County Library, 1291 Indian Trail, Folkston, GA 31537

Date: Mon, Feb 3, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: True Grit

Book Discussion - "True Grit"

Discussion of The Big Read novel, "True Grit."

Event Location: Wayne County Library, 759 Sunset Boulevard , Jesup, GA 31545

Date: Mon, Feb 3, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: True Grit

Girls with Grit Films: "Paper Moon"

The Girls with Grit Film Series features movies with strong female characters and/or Oscar nominated young actresses. "Paper Moon:" During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership. Featuring Ryan O'Neill and daughter Tatum O'Neill in her Oscar nominated performance. 1973. 102 minutes. Black & White. Rated PG

Event Location: The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 4, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Book: True Grit

Little Big Read Storytime

Every Wednesday morning in February, preschoolers (and their parents) can join in the fun of a old West or folk tale and create a fun craft! Feb. 5 - Home on the Range Story Time Feb. 12 - Paul Bunyan is a Fun One Story Time Feb. 19 - Trains, Steel and John Henry Story Time Feb. 26 - Saddle Up for Horsey Story Time

Event Location: Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 Northway, Darien, GA 31305

Date: Wed, Feb 5, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Date: Wed, Feb 12, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Date: Wed, Feb 19, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Date: Wed, Feb 26, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: True Grit

Your Favorite Western

You voted and we're screening the community's favorite Westerns! An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes. Featuring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and James Coburn. 1960. 128 min. Color. Not Rated.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Wed, Feb 5, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: True Grit

Little Big Read Story Time - "Armadillo Rodeo"

Join Miss Evy Wright for story time with "Armadillo Rodeo" by Jan Brett.

Event Location: St Simons Public Library, 530 Beachview Dr, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Date: Thu, Feb 6, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: True Grit

Book Discussion - "True Grit"

Heather Heath leads a discussion of The Big Read novel, "True Grit."

Event Location: Long County Library, 28 South Main Street, Ludowici, GA 31316

Date: Thu, Feb 6, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Book: True Grit

The Big Read Exhibit: People with Grit

Local artists and students showcase the people past and present who inspire with their perseverance.

Event Location: Ritz Theatre Gallery, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 7, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 8:00pm

Date: Sat, Feb 8, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 12, 2014 – Fri, Feb 14, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Feb 15, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 19, 2014 – Fri, Feb 21, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Feb 22, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 26, 2014 – Fri, Feb 28, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Book: True Grit

"Old West Fest" Kicks Off The Big Read: Coastal GA Reads "True Grit"

Join us on First Friday in downtown Brunswick for an "O'd West Fest" to kick off The Big Read! A variety of activities including square dancing, cowboy stories around the campfire and hands on projects will be fun for adults and kids alike. Come dressed in your best Western wear and help find Mattie's gold coins that were stolen by Tom Chaney. Exhibit openings, local businesses with old-timey specials, and a screening of the 2010 version of "True Grit" will round out the evening.

Event Location: Downtown Brunswick, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 7, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: True Grit

Inspired by "True Grit" Exhibit Opening

New work in the gallery celebrates The Big Read.

Event Location: McIntosh Art Association, 404 North Way, Darien, GA 31305

Date: Fri, Feb 7, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Book: True Grit

"True Grit" and Charles Portis: A Talk by Jay Jennings

Jay Jennings discusses why "True Grit" is not just a great genre story but great literature,and why Charles Portis is the closest thing we have to a "great American novelist," the 20th century's Mark Twain.

Event Location: College of Coastal GA/Stembler Theatre, 1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Mon, Feb 10, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: True Grit

Big Read Movie Night at the Wayne County Library

The novel "True Grit" on film starring John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn.

Event Location: Wayne County Library, 759 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31520

Date: Mon, Feb 10, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: True Grit

Little Big Read Craft Time with Miss Sharon

Saddle up to make western jewelry for cowboys and cowgirls. Ages 5 and up, reservations required. Call 912-437-2124 for details and reservations.

Event Location: Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 Northway, Darien, GA 31305

Date: Tue, Feb 11, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: True Grit

Cowboy Folk Songs and Other Frontier Ballads

One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. An accomplished folklorist, historian, musicologist, and song-collector, Adam will entertain with a program of cowboy and frontier music.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 201 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 11, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: True Grit

"'True Grit' and the Further Adventures of Charles Portis"

Author and editor Jay Jennings delivers the keynote address "True Grit and the Further Adventures of Charles Portis," in he discusses why "True Grit" is not just a great genre story but great literature and talks about the life and other novels of Mr. Portis. Powerpoint includes the landscape of sites in the novel and the pursuit of Tom Chaney.

Event Location: The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 11, 2014
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: True Grit

Scholars Lecture - "True Grit"

Assistant Professor of English, Dr. Robert Bliel, speaks on "True Grit" and the Western in American Literature.

Event Location: College of Coastal GA, 1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Thu, Feb 13, 2014
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Book: True Grit

Little Big Read Movies for the Family

Head for cover! Don Knotts and Tim Conway are Wild West outlaws who can't hit the broad side of a barn -- but never miss when it comes to rounding up laughs! 1975. 100 min. Color. Rated G. Call for title 912-437-2124.

Event Location: Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 Northway, Darien, GA 31305

Date: Thu, Feb 13, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Book: True Grit

Cinema Gourmet - "The Searchers"

Enjoy a delicious tasting by Indigo Coastal Shanty and Chef Kate Buchanan, a brief lecture about the film, followed by a screening of this John Wayne classic. "The Searchers" is the story of Ethan Edwards, an ex-Confederate soldier from the Indian Wars, who finds that his family has been massacred and his niece captured by the Comanches; he vows to bring her back and kill everyone of the Indians who did this to him. Starring John Wayne, Jeffery Hunter and Vera Miles. 1956, Color, 119 minutes. Tickets are $15/person. Call 912.262.6934 or visit www.goldenislesarts.org for reservations.

Event Location: The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Thu, Feb 13, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Book: True Grit

Teen "Divergent" Program

Teens talk about Veronica Roth's "Divergent."

Event Location: Wayne County Library, 759 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31520

Date: Sat, Feb 15, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: True Grit

"Tats and Talk for Teens" - "Divergent"

Find out which faction you belong to by taking the aptitude test, receive your "tattoo" and join in the discussion of what makes Veronica Roth's "Divergent" a super cool book!

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Sat, Feb 15, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: True Grit

Little Big Read Storytime: "Armadillo Rodeo"

Pre-schoolers can enjoy Jan Bret's "Armadillo Rodeo" and created their own rodeo.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 18, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: True Grit

A Few Other Westerns- "Riders of the Purple Sage"

A Few Other Westerns series offers some newer takes on the genre. "Riders of the Purple Sage" is based on Zane Grey's novel. Jim Lassiter roams from town to town in search for the man who drove his sister to suicide. Featuring Ed Harris and Amy Madigan. 1996 Made for TV. 98 min. Color. Not Rated.

Event Location: College of Coastal GA - Stembler Theatre, 1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 18, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: True Grit

Tot's Little Big Read Storytime

Pre-schoolers have fun with "Armadillo Rodeo."

Event Location: Wayne County Library, 759 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31520

Date: Wed, Feb 19, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: True Grit

Book Discussion - "True Grit"

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island hosts a book discussion lead by Dr. Robert Bliel, English professor from the College of Coastal Georgia.

Event Location: St Simons Island Casino, Room 108 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Date: Wed, Feb 19, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: True Grit

Book Discussion - "True Grit"

Christina Johns leads a discussion of The Big Read novel, "True Grit."

Event Location: St Simons Island Public Library, 530 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Date: Thu, Feb 20, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: True Grit

Some Other Westerns

Marshal Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne) unwillingly teams up with Eula Goodnight (Katherine Hepburn) to track down the killers of her father. 1975. 108 min. Color. Rated PG. Call for title 912-437-2124.

Event Location: Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 Northway, Darien, GA 31305

Date: Thu, Feb 20, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: True Grit

Girls With Grit Film Series - "Serenity"

The Girls with Grit Film Series features movies with strong female characters and/or Oscar nominated young actresses. "Serenity"- Simon rescues his telepathic sister, River Tam, from the claws of the Alliance and they are sheltered by a group of mercenaries and smugglers in the spacecraft Serenity. The Alliance send an assassin to bring River Tam back, and Mal and his crew find out how powerful she is. 2005. 119 mins. Color. Rated PG-13

Event Location: College of Coastal Georgia/Stembler Theatre, 1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Thu, Feb 20, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: True Grit

Children's Little Big Read

Big reading fun with the Little Big Read.

Event Location: Wayne County Library, 759 Sunset Blvd, Jesup, GA 31520

Date: Sat, Feb 22, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: True Grit

Jason Petty's "The Swingin' Cowboys"

Jason Petty's The Swingin' Cowboys is tribute to the music of the Great American West. This trip down memory lane consists of songs from Stephen Foster to the Singing Cowboys to Western Swing. An authentic western set along with some of the best musicians in the USA makes for an unforgettable night filled with stories, humor and great music. Advance tickets: Member $15/adults; $10/seniors. Nonmembers $20/adults; $15/seniors. Prices increase $5 day of the show. Students always $5. 912.262.6934 or visit www.goldenislesarts.org for information and reservations.

Event Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Sat, Feb 22, 2014
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Book: True Grit

Your Favorite Western - "High Noon"

You voted and we're screening the community's favorite Westerns! "High Noon" - A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him. Featuring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. 1952. 85 min. Black and White. Rated PG.

Event Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 25, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Book: True Grit

Little Big Read Movies for the Family

Tim Conway and Don Knotts are the ditsy duo accused of bank robbery as they try to deposit a check. Then they join the U.S. Cavalry and wind up in the stockade for inadvertently blowing up their fort. Although they escape this mess, the witless team who could never shoot straight still can't seem to succeed in going straight. 1979. 88 min. Color. Rated G. Call for title 912-437-2124

Event Location: Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 Northway, Darien, GA 31305

Date: Tue, Feb 25, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Book: True Grit

The History of the Federal Marshals

United States Marshal Stephen Smith presents a fascinating program on the history of the Federal Marshals, comparing and contrasting the Marshals service today with the Marshals service of the 1800’s.

Event Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 25, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: True Grit

A Few Other Westerns - "All the Pretty Horses"

A Few Other Westerns series offers some newer takes on the genres. "All the Pretty Horses" - Two Texas cowboys head to Mexico in search of work, but soon find themselves in trouble with the law after one of them falls in love with a wealthy rancher's daughter. Featuring Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz. 2000. 116 min. Color. Rated PG-13.

Event Location: St Simons Island Casino Theatre, Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Date: Wed, Feb 26, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: True Grit

A Few Other Westerns - "Brokeback Mountain"

A Few Other Westerns series offers some newer takes on the genres. "Brokeback Mountain" is the story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years. Featuring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Ang Lee. 2005. 134 min. Color. Rated R.

Event Location: College of Coastal Georgia/Stembler Theatre, 1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Thu, Feb 27, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: True Grit

Talkin' Grit

Discussion of the novel and the film versions prior to the screening of the 1969 "True Grit" with John Wayne.

Event Location: The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 28, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: True Grit

Big Read Movie Night - "True Grit" 1969

John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn with Kim Darby as Mattie Ross and Glen Campbell as LaBoeuf. 1969. 128 min. Color. Rated M.

Event Location: The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 28, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: True Grit

True Grit Southern Style: Two Amazing Women

Ophelia and Miriam Dent, sisters and owners of Hofwyl- Broadfield Plantation were “eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching” as they worked to keep their plantation alive. Presentation by Sudy Vance Leavy, author of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. At the Visitors Center.

Event Location: Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site , 5556 US Hwy 17N , Brunswick, GA 31525

Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Book: True Grit

Grits Bar with Fixins - Just Plain to Red-Eye Gravy!

Join the Friends of Hofwyl for some "true grits!" A sampling of toppings that make grits good. Park entrance fee includes that tasting in the Interpretive Center.

Event Location: Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site , 5556 US Hwy 17N , Brunswick, GA 31525

Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: True Grit

Girls with Grit Film Series - "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

The Girls with Grit Film Series features movies with strong female characters and/or Oscar nominated young actresses. "Beasts of the Southern Wild" - Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community a, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. At 9 years old, Quvenzhané Wallis became the youngest Oscar nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role. 2012. 93 min. Color. Rated PG-13

Event Location: The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Mar 4, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Book: True Grit

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