National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Massillon Museum


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Old School by Tobias Wolff

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Old School
Tobias Wolff

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Old School Book Discussion at Kozmo's Grille

With David Harding Free

Event Location: 37 1st St SW, Massillon, OH 44647

Date: Fri, Mar 13, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Old School

MassMu's Brown Bag Lunch presents David Giffels on "The Hard Way on Purpose"

Event is free David Giffels is the author of the new book "The Hard Way on Purpose," a collection of linked essays about the quirky, hardbitten cultural landscape of the Rust Belt and the people who thrive there. The book has received widespread acclaim and was featured as an "Editors' Choice" in the New York Times Book Review, which declared, "a region on the mend has found its voice." An assistant professor of English at The University of Akron, Giffels teaches creative nonfiction in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts Program. Giffels' last book, the memoir "All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House," was a critical hit, described by the New York Times as "sweet and funny," and by the Los Angeles Times as "a truly wonderful book." It topped the "Fantastic Summer Reads" list in Oprah's O at Home magazine. Giffels is coauthor of "Are We Not Men? We Are Devo!" and "Wheels of Fortune: The Story of Rubber in Akron." He was a longtime columnist for the Akron Beacon Journal and a contributing commentator and essayist on National Public Radio station WKSU in Kent, Ohio. He was written for the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Parade, Esquire.com, ESPN's Grantland, Redbook, and many other publications. He also was a writer for the MTV series "Beavis and Butt-Head." His recent awards include the Cleveland Arts Prize for literature, an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, the Ohioana Book Award, and the National Society of Newspaper Columnists award for excellence. The event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: Old School

MuseLab "(Non)fiction: Literary Legends Unbound" Exhibit Opening

The exhibit, developed and mounted by students in the Kent State University Museum Studies program, will explore the three visiting authors in Old School: Ayn Rand, Ernest Hemingway, and Robert Frost.Students from the Kent State University Theatre Department will perform caricatures of each author on opening night. - Lindsay Simon will play Rand. - Matti Chrisman will play Hemingway. - Liz Woodard will play Frost. Exhibit on view April 15, 2015 - May 24, 2015. MuseLab Hours: MWF, 10:00am-4:00pm Free

Event Location: Kent State University, 314 University Library, Kent, OH 44242

Date: Wed, Apr 15, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Date: Mon, Apr 27, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Fri, May 1, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, May 4, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Wed, May 6, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Fri, May 8, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, May 11, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Wed, May 13, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Fri, May 15, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, May 18, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Wed, May 20, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Fri, May 22, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Book: Old School

Massillon AHEAD: Student Artworks Inspired by Old School

On view in Anderson’s in the City from April 25 to May 3. On view in the Massillon Public Library from May 5 to May 24. Free

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Sun, Apr 26, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015 – Sat, May 2, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Sun, May 3, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, May 5, 2015 – Sat, May 9, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Sun, May 10, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, May 12, 2015 – Sat, May 16, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Sun, May 17, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, May 19, 2015 – Wed, May 20, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Wed, May 20, 2015 – Sat, May 23, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Sun, May 24, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Old School

Ludlow Prep Exhibition

A poet and an artist join forces to create a written and visual history of a fictional small-town schoolroom. Old school desks refitted with three-dimensional collages inspired by an unidentified class photograph. Free

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 – Sun, May 24, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: Old School

Ready, Set, TYPE Scavenger Hunt

Ernest Hemingway, one of the writers discussed in Tobias Wollf’s 2003 novel Old School, not only wrote tales of love, war, wilderness and loss, but was also an accomplished big game hunter who travelled to far off lands on safari. Hemingway’s exploits became the basis for many of his later tales. As part of The National Endowment for the Arts 2015 The Big Read, Stark Parks and the Massillon Museum invite you to explore Stark County on a scavenger hunt to discover Stark County’s own local big game hunter. Look for typewriter keys at your Stark Parks and the Canalway Center at the Exploration Gateway in Sippo Lake Park to learn the identify of a local conservationist and hunter. Participants who uncover the typewriter key clues and unravel the mystery person’s name can visit the Massillon Museum to be entered into a raffle for a special reward. Keys to the mystery can be found at kiosks in the following locations: Ongoing throughout The Big Read Various Stark Parks Free Ohio & Erie Canal - Lock 4 Trailhead Walborn Reservoir Marina Sippo Lake Park – Exploration Gateway Trailhead or Congressman Ralph Regula Canalway Center Middle Branch Trail – Schneider Park Trailhead Mahoning Valley Trail – Deer Creek Trailhead

Event Location: Stark Parks, 5712 12th Street Northwest, Canton, OH 44708

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 – Sun, May 24, 2015

Book: Old School

Old School Days in Western Stark County Exhibit Opening

Each year, Stark Parks is proud to partner with Massillon Museum and other area partners in the National Endowment for the Arts program, The Big Read. This nationwide program invites communities to come together and discuss literary works, aiming to restore reading as a center of American culture. Selected for the 2015 The Big Read is Tobias Wolff’s 2003 novel, Old School. This year, we invite you to participate in The Big Read! Visit the Congressman Ralph Regula Canalway Center, located in the Exploration Gateway at Stark Parks’ Sippo Lake Park, to pick up your free copy of Old School by Tobias Wolff. Events throughout The Big Read will be held throughout the area. Visit www.massillonmuseum.org for details. Free

Event Location: Stark Parks Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th Street Northwest, Canton, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 – Sun, May 24, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: Old School

The Big Read Kick Off and Book Give-Away

The Massillon Public Library will feature demonstrations of using digital reader’s and teacher’s guides on various devices. Free

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Old School

Book Reading and Discussion at The Inn at University Village

Led by Ray and Bev Lutz and members of the Massillon- North Canton Elks Lodge # 2029 Resident friends and family are welcome to attend. Free

Event Location: 2650 Ohio State Dr SE, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Mon, Apr 27, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Old School

MassMu's Brown Bag Lunch presents Cary Coates and the Perry History Club presenting "History of the Genoa School House"

Covering Genoa School. Free

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: Old School

Handmade Books with Gary Spangler Series

All ages Level: Beginner to Intermediate À la carte: $25 each for Members / $30 each for Non-Members “Book Deal”: $75 for Members / $90 for Non-Members Registration fee includes cost of supplies. 1st Session - Paper making 2nd Session - Bookbinding 3rd Session - Calligraphy 4th Session - Story writing

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Date: Tue, May 5, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Date: Tue, May 12, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Date: Tue, May 19, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Book: Old School

National Library Month Poetry Read-In

In celebration of National Poetry Month and National Library Week, the Massillon Public Library invites all local bards to submit their original poems to be entered into our annual poetry contest. Winners will be chosen in three categories: grades 3-8, grades 9-12, and adult. Non-published poets are invited to submit up to three original poems. Poems must be family-friendly and will be judged. Winners will be given the opportunity to read their poems at the “Poetry Read-In” on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. and will be awarded their prizes during the Read-In. Additionally, in conjunction with the Massillon Museum and The Big Read, the winners and also any writers who submit original poems on the subjects of censorship, the featured book Old School by Tobias Wolff or literature in general will be considered to read their works on Wednesday, April 29 at the “One-Act Plays” at Washington High School. Free

Event Location: Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way East, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: Old School

One-Act Plays and Poetry Reading

Free admission Poetry by Massillon Public Library writers and Poetry Read-In winners will be read throughout the evening. Performed by the Struts and Frets Drama Club Playwrights and Plays: - Judi Christy, “Just Desserts” - Donora Hillard, “The Plagiarist” - Gwendolyn Kiste, “Fall Waltz” - George Nicholis, “A Latté to Learn”

Event Location: Washington High School, 1 Paul E Brown Drive Southeast, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Book: Old School

Old School Book Discussion at Massillon Museum

With Heather Haden Free and open to the public.

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: Old School

Old School Book Discussion at Kent State University at Stark

With Mary Rooks KSU at Stark Library Conference Room Free

Event Location: Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720

Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: Old School

Do the Mu - Typewriter Art

Free

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, May 2, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: Old School

Self-Publishing Workshop with JoAnn Shade

Ages 18 and up $15 for Members / $18 for Non-Members

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sun, May 3, 2015
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Old School

Old School Book Discussion at Anderson's in the City

With Sherie Brown

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Mon, May 4, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: Old School

History Group - Massillon School History

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Tue, May 5, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Book: Old School

Old School Drawing Workshop

Level: Beginner and up Registration fee includes cost of supplies. Bring a chair; feel free to pack a lunch. $20 for Members / $25 for Non-Members. In conjunction with the Old School Big Read, join us for a drawing workshop at Whittier Elementary. We will meet on 10th street, across the street from the front door of Whittier.

Event Location: Whittier Elementary, 1212 10th St NE, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, May 9, 2015
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Book: Old School

Film Screening: Dead Poet's Society

Free

Event Location: Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way East, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, May 9, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Old School

Old School Book Discussion at Massillon Public Library

With Massillon Public Library Staff Free

Event Location: Massillon Public Library, 201 Lincoln Way East, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Wed, May 13, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: Old School

This Boy's Life Film Screening

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Thu, May 14, 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: Old School

School-to-School Bike Ride at Stark Parks

Middle Branch Trail, Schneider Park Trailhead BYOBike and helmet Free Get out and ride with Stark Parks and the Massillon Museum as we partner in support of the National Endowment for the Arts 2015 program, The Big Read. In keeping with the schoolhouse themes of this year’s featured book, Old School by Tobias Wolff, we’ll travel by bike along the upper Middle Branch Trail and the Hoover Trails between GlenOak and Hoover high schools. Be sure to bring your bike, bike helmet, and water for the ride. Meet at the Schneider Park.

Event Location: 1700 Block of Schneider St., Canton, OH 44721

Date: Sat, May 16, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Old School

One- and Two-Room Schoolhouses: Self-guided Driving Tour

Pick up "report card" at MassMu Free

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sun, May 17, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: Old School

Old School Book Reading and Discussion at The Inn at University Village

Led by Ray and Bev Lutz and members of the Massillon- North Canton Elks Lodge # 2029 Resident friends and family are welcome to attend. Free

Event Location: 2650 Ohio State Dr SE, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Mon, May 18, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Old School

Tobias Wolff Keynote Address with Q&A

Doors open at 6:30pm, Keynote address at 7:00pm Free Author Tobias Wolff will deliver the keynote lecture to celebrate this year's book selection, Old School. This year the Museum will feature the first The Big Read keynote by a living author. Tobias will share how he became a writer, why he wrote Old School, and how his own experience at such a school inspired and informed the writing. The author will reflect the underlying issues of the book as well as the difference between memoir and fiction and the need for readers to distinguish between the two. A question and answer session will follow Wolff’s keynote address. Born in Alabama in 1945, Tobias Wolff traveled the country with his peripatetic mother, finally settling in Washington State, where he grew up. As a scholarship student, he attended the Hill School in Pennsylvania until he was expelled for repeated failures in mathematics in his final year, whereupon he joined the Army. He spent four years as a paratrooper, including a tour in Vietnam. Following his discharge he attended Oxford University in England, where he received a First Class Honors degree in English in 1972. Returning to the United States, he worked variously as a reporter, a night watchman, a waiter and a high school teacher before receiving a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing at Stanford University in 1975. He is currently Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor in the Humanities at Stanford, where he lives with his wife Catherine. They have three children. Tobias Wolff’s books include the memoirs This Boy’s Life and In Pharaoh’s Army: Memories of the Lost War; the short novel The Barracks Thief; the novel Old School, and four collections of short stories, In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, Back in the World, The Night in Question, and, most recently, Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories. He has also edited several anthologies, among them Best American Short Stories 1994, A Doctor’s Visit: The Short Stories of Anton Chekhov, and The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories. His work is translated widely and has received numerous awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award, The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, both the PEN/Malamud and the Rea Award for Excellence in the Short Story, the Story Prize, and the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Event Location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way East, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Thu, May 21, 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: Old School

Poetry-themed Book Discussion at the Massillon Museum

With David Harding Free

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, May 23, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: Old School

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