Williamsburg Technical College Library will host the literary program “One Book, One College, One Community” in October and November 2019. The featured community-read book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. The program will kick-off on Monday, October 28 and will continue through Monday, November 11 with three public events. SC Humanities helped support “One Book, One College, One Community” with a Fast Track Literary Grant.
The goal of “One Book, One College, One Community” is to spark energetic dialogue for students and the general public in Williamsburg County. The Book Thief was selected for the community-wide read because of its message of compassion and resilience during tragic times. The organizers at the Williamsburg Technical College Library hope that the book’s themes, like social prejudice and personal ethics, will bring the general public and college community together for meaningful discussion and creative and intellectual engagement.
Books and discussion kits are available starting October 28 at the Williamsburg Technical College Library. There are three events planned during the two-week reading program:
Monday, November 4, 10:00 a.m. – Speaker event featuring Antjuan Seawright, Williamsburg Technical College Auditorium (601 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556)
Tuesday, November 5, 10:00 a.m. – Public Discussion of The Book Thief, Williamsburg Technical College Auditorium (601 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556)
Monday, November 11, 11:30 a.m. – Art and Oration event, Williamsburg Technical College Library (601 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556)
For more information about the “One Book, One College, One Community” program, contact the Project Director Mrs. La-Dine’ Williams Gamble at 843-355-4198 or the Library Director Dr. Brandolyn Love at 843-355-4131.
The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 21-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.