National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Young Auditorium


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930 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Tel: 262/472-4444
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http://youngauditorium.wordpress.com

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury

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Events

Big Read Kick-Off at Busy Barns Farm

Join us under the big white tent for stories and arts and crafts projects; build your own Lego fire engine or fire station; sign up for free book give-aways and win tickets to see Aquila Theatre’s performance of Fahrenheit 451 at Young Auditorium; help yourself to Big Read materials and browse our banned books displays. Firefighter storytime with Ms. Minetta from the Dwight Foster Library will begin at 11:30 a.m. Admission to the farm is $8 per person (children under 1 are free) – farm hours are 10am to 6pm. Each participating library will have four free tickets to the farm to give away prior to the event, so be on the lookout for the opportunity to win tickets at your local library!

Event Location: W7675 US Hwy 12, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

Date: Sat, Sep 21, 2013
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Little Libraries - Big Read

Several registered Little Libraries will participate in The Big Read: Fahrenheit 451 - Spark Reading! by making free copies of Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 and NEA reader's guides available to visitors. Visit youngauditorium.wordpress.com (little libraries tab) for participating locations throughout Rock, Walworth and Jefferson counties.

Event Location: Various Locations (Rock, Walworth, Jefferson co.), ,

Date: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 – Fri, Nov 8, 2013

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Book Making Workshop - Studio 84

Celebrate our freedom to read in honor of Banned Books Week and The Big Read: Fahrenheit 451 – Spark Reading! Learn to make your own book in a workshop sponsored by Studio 84 in collaboration with UW-Whitewater and The Young Auditorium. All books will be eligible for exhibit during The Big Read in October. This workshop is designed to accommodate all skill levels and will teach several book-making methods. Discussions on book banning with passages read from Fahrenheit 451 will help inspire topics and designs for your book. All materials are included. Pre-registration with payment of five dollars per person is required. Fee will reserve your seat for one, two or all three dates. Registration forms and details are available online at http://www.studio84inc.org.

Event Location: 121 W. Center St., Whitewater, WI 53190

Date: Sat, Sep 21, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Sat, Sep 28, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Spark Reading! A Free Book

Area libraries will display Big Read materials and distribute free copies of Fahrenheit 451 to patrons. Participating libraries will host Big Read book discussions and events Sept. 23 – Nov. 8. Check your local library for event dates/times or visit the "library partners" page at http://youngauditorium.wordpress.com

Event Location: Participating Libraries, ,

Date: Mon, Sep 23, 2013

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Edgerton Library Hosts F451 Book Discussion

Attend the Edgerton community book discussion of Fahrenheit 451 hosted by Edgerton Public Library at Ray's Restaurant.

Event Location: Ray's Restaurant, 1102 N. Main St. , Edgerton, WI 53534

Date: Thu, Sep 26, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Little Library Ribbon Cutting

Studio 84 will invite local media to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new little library constructed by a local Girl Scout Troop. This new little library will feature banned/challenged books.

Event Location: Studio 84, Whitewater, WI 53190

Date: Sat, Sep 28, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Irvin L. Memorial Library in Whitewater Hosts F451 Book Discussion

Book discussion at Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater

Event Location: 431 W. Center St., Whitewater, WI 53190

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Beloit Public Library F451 Film Screening

Join us for a screening of Fahrenheit 451, the classic film starring Julie Christie.

Event Location: , Beloit, WI

Date: Wed, Oct 2, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn Hosts F451 Book Discussion

Book discussion at Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn

Event Location: 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn, WI 53121

Date: Wed, Oct 2, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

F451 Book Discussion - UW-W Campus

Bring your lunch and join us for a lively discussion of Fahrenheit 451 in the Andersen Library (UW-W campus) 2nd floor lounge. Kindly contact Shannon (dozoryss@uww.edu) to sign up prior to Oct. 3 to make sure we have enough books on hand. Oct 3 - Receive books, find out more about The Big Read and discuss themes related to Fahrenheit 451 Oct 10 - section 1 (pages 1-66) "The Hearth and the Salamander" Oct 17 - section 2 (pages 67-106)"The Sieve and the Sand" Oct 24 - section 3 (pages 107-158) "Burning Bright"

Event Location: UW-W Campus, Andersen Library (2nd floor lounge), Whitewater, WI 53190

Date: Thu, Oct 3, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Date: Thu, Oct 10, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

L&S Lecture Series presents "Clear and Present Safety: America Has Never Been Safer" - Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen is a writer and commentator on American politics and U.S. foreign policy. He is the author of Live from the Campaign Trail: The Greatest Presidential Campaign Speeches of the 20th Century and How They Shaped Modern America, as well as a columnist for the Guardian newspaper. He served in the U.S. Department of State as chief speechwriter for U.S. Representative to the United Nations Bill Richardson. He has worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, as a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and the American Security Project and was chief speechwriter for Senator Chris Dodd. Cohen is also an adjunct lecturer in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. This is a FREE event, general admission, tickets are not required.

Event Location: Young Auditorium, 930 West Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190

Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Freedom to Read Book Art Exhibition

Book Art inspired by Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 will be on display to the public and campus communities in the atrium during regular building hours.

Event Location: 930 West Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190

Date: Tue, Oct 8, 2013 – Sat, Nov 2, 2013

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Hosts F451 Book Discussion

Book discussion at Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson

Event Location: 209 Merchants Ave. , Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

Date: Thu, Oct 10, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Eager Free Public Library in Evansville Hosts F451 Book Discussion

Fahrenheit 451 book discussion at Eager Free Library in Evansville

Event Location: 39 W. Main St. , Evansville, WI 53536

Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Beloit Public Library Hosts F451 Book Discussion

Book discussion at Beloit Public Library

Event Location: 605 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit, WI 53511

Date: Sun, Oct 13, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Aquila Theatre's Fahrenheit 451

Aquila Theatre will bring new life to Ray Bradbury’s visionary parable of a society gone awry. Tickets are $19.50/$25.50/$29.50 – call 262-472-2222. www.uww.edu/youngauditorium

Event Location: Young Auditorium, 930 West Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190

Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2013
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Orfordville Public Library Hosts F451 Book Discussion

Book discussion at Orfordville Public Library

Event Location: 203 W. Beloit St., Orfordville, WI 53576

Date: Sun, Oct 20, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Sam Weller, author of The Bradbury Chronicles, presents...

Sam Weller, author of The Bradbury Chronicles, will speak about his authorized biography of Ray Bradbury and engage attendees in discussion about the author and his work, including Fahrenheit 451.

Event Location: Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit, WI 53511

Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Keynote Event: Sam Weller, author of The Bradbury Chronicles

Sam Weller is the authorized biographer of Ray Bradbury. His book The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury was a Los Angeles Times best seller and winner of the 2005 Society of Midland Authors Award for Best Biography. The companion book, Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews, was published by Melville House/Stop Smiling Books in 2010. With Mort Castle, Weller co-edited the anthology Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury (William Morrow Paperbacks, July 2012), winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in an Anthology. Weller is the former Midwest Correspondent for Publishers Weekly magazine. He has written for the Paris Review, the National Public Radio Program All Things Considered, and Slate magazine. His short fiction has appeared in numerous books and journals. Weller is a frequent lecturer on the life and legacy of Ray Bradbury. He has given over 250 talks around the world. He is currently working on a novel in the magical Bradbury tradition. Sam is an associate professor in the Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago.

Event Location: Janesville Performing Arts Center (JPAC), 408 S. Main St., Janesville, WI 53545

Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Watertown Public Library hosts F451 book discussion

Watertown Public Library will host a book discussion of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

Event Location: 100 S. Water St., Watertown, WI 53098

Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Sam Weller, author of The Bradbury Chronicles, presents...

Sam Weller, author of The Bradbury Chronicles, will speak about his authorized biography of Ray Bradbury and engage attendees in discussion about the author and his work, including Fahrenheit 451.

Event Location: Eager Free Public Library, 39 W. Main Street, Evansville, WI 53536

Date: Fri, Oct 25, 2013
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

It Gets Better Workshop

This is an activity-based workshop in which students will work closely with IGB company members on performance activities and in small group discussions. Topics will include bullying, self-image, LGBT issues, and more. Audio and video will be collected in these sessions to be incorporated into the online and/or live project.

Event Location: Studio 84, Whitewater, WI 53190

Date: Mon, Nov 4, 2013
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Nov 5, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles presents It Gets Better!

A six member cast of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles will engage our community in an informative and inspiring week-long residency that culminates in this unique musical production. Drawing upon themes that respond to the issues of censorship, oppression and bullying, It Gets Better! will invite you to think, engage, and take action! This is a FREE EVENT, but tickets are required – call 262-472-2222.

Event Location: Young Auditorium, 930 West Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190

Date: Thu, Nov 7, 2013
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

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