National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Rutgers, The State University of NJ


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Camden Center for the Arts
Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Tel: 856/225-6306
Fax: 856/225-6597
http://rcca.camden.rutgers.edu

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee

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Events

Out on a Limb Installation Projects

The "Out on a Limb" project will provide the focus for public and education projects surrounding To Kill a Mockingbird in Fall of 2015. This concept was inspired by the exchange of items between Boo, Jem , and Scout in the know hole of the tree. RCCA will set up tree branch installations in 3 locations, hosting an exchange of thoughts concerning the main themes of the text. Other sites, in addition to the RCCA lobby, will include the Paul Robeson Library on the Rutgers-Camden Campus and the Nilsa I Cruz Downtown Branch of the Camden County Library. Participants of all ages from all of The Big Read To Kill a Mockingbird programs will contribute to the ever-growing installations.

Event Location: Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts and Libraries, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Mon, Sep 21, 2015 – Fri, Sep 25, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 – Fri, Oct 2, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 5, 2015 – Fri, Oct 9, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 12, 2015 – Fri, Oct 16, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 19, 2015 – Fri, Oct 23, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 26, 2015 – Fri, Oct 30, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Nov 2, 2015 – Fri, Nov 6, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Nov 9, 2015 – Fri, Nov 13, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Nov 16, 2015 – Fri, Nov 20, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Nov 23, 2015 – Wed, Nov 25, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Nov 30, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Family Friendly Kick Off Celebration

The kick-off event, "Exploring Mockingbird" will be held at the centrally located Rutgers-Camden Campus. The celebration will include a showing of the Film, To Kill a Mockingbird, arts and crafts projects for the whole family, library card sign-ups and more! Each participant will receive the book, or a companion book for young readers, and a schedule of activities.

Event Location: Black Box Theater & Lobby, Fine Arts Building, 314 Linden Street, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Tue, Sep 29, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Storytelling Workshop

Storytelling Workshop for RCCA’s 2015 Program for The Big Read, featuring stories from companion books for younger readers. You can’t miss “Tall Tales with Kyle J”— Everyone’s favorite storyteller, Kyle Jakubowski, will weave his delightful word magic and captivate pre-school aged children through interactive storytelling. The session includes several stories, which the children help to tell through call-and-response, creative movement, and other ways that provide engaged learning and encourage a love of words and an interest in reading. After the story, the children will create an artwork inspired by one of the stories. Who Should Attend: Children aged 4-8 with their parents or guardians. Groups of 10 or more interested in attending should reserve space by calling Miranda Powell at 856-225-6202

Event Location: Nilsa I Cruz Camden County Library, Rutgers-Camden Campus, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Sat, Oct 24, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Keynote Lecture on To Kill a Mockingbird

The keynote is to be delivered by Dr. Holly Blackford, surrounding her recent publication, Mockingbird Passing. Holly Blackford, Professor of English, Rutgers University, has recently published articles, and written a manuscript, on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird in relation to the American canon; and the inception of developmental psychology (1870-1910) in relation to Lewis Carroll’s Alice, Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, Henry James’s What Maisie Knew, and L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. Her book Out of This World: Why Literature Matters to Girls (Teachers College Press, education division of Columbia, 2004) analyzes the empirical reader-responses of girls to literature. Chair of the International Children’s Literature Association Article Award Committee (2008-2011), she was the 2004 winner of the multiyear International Reading Association’s Elva P. Knight research award for her study of responses to Adventures of Huck Finn and To Kill A Mockingbird in New Jersey, Alabama, and Missouri.

Event Location: Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, 314 Linden Street, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Thu, Nov 5, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Performances of The Member of the Wedding

Both the characters and the setting in the play, The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers, are similar to those in To Kill a Mockingbird. Both are "coming of age" stories set in the deep south in the 1930s.

Event Location: Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Building, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Wed, Nov 18, 2015 – Sat, Nov 21, 2015
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Date: Fri, Nov 20, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Date: Sun, Nov 22, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Lecture: Reading, Writing and Race: Exploring Racial Understanding Through Picture Books

Nyeema Watson, Ph.D assistant chancellor for civic engagement at Rutgers University–Camden, will speak on her recent research about how children in Camden understand race as it is portrayed in picture books, such as The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson. The books provided an entry point for the children to understand race in their daily lives. With similar themes to those found in To Kill A Mockingbird, these picture books are the companion books for younger readers for this year’s Big Read.

Event Location: Rutgers, The State University of NJ, Camden Center for the Arts, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Thu, Nov 19, 2015
Time: 12:15pm – 1:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Lecture on Connections between To Kill a Mockingbird and the play, The Member of the Wedding

Holly Blackford will lecture before the Sunday matinee of the play, The Member of the Wedding, specifically about the connections between the two works. After the play, Blackford will conduct a question and answer session. Holly Blackford, Professor of English, Rutgers University, has recently published articles, and written a manuscript, on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird in relation to the American canon; and the inception of developmental psychology (1870-1910) in relation to Lewis Carroll’s Alice, Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, Henry James’s What Maisie Knew, and L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. Her book Out of This World: Why Literature Matters to Girls (Teachers College Press, education division of Columbia, 2004) analyzes the empirical reader-responses of girls to literature. Chair of the International Children’s Literature Association Article Award Committee (2008-2011), she was the 2004 winner of the multiyear International Reading Association’s Elva P. Knight research award for her study of responses to Adventures of Huck Finn and To Kill A Mockingbird in New Jersey, Alabama, and Missouri.

Event Location: Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Building, Rutgers-Camden Campus, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Sun, Nov 22, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Date: Sun, Nov 22, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 4:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

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