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Cedar Reads 'The Princess Bride'

Published: February 04, 2019 | Author: Savannah Byers | Category: Community Outreach

Flyer of Cedar Reads The Princess Bride eventsA series of four exciting events centered around film and novel The Princess Bride will be hosted by Cedar Reads this February and March 2019.

Christopher Clark and Kyle Bishop from Southern Utah University will be hosting, with SUU and Cedar City Public libraries co-organizing and co-hosting. All four events are free and open to the public.

“This year we are moving away from the moral dread and horror of Frankenstein to dive into something fun that really captures the spirit of fairy tales and bedtime stories,” Clark explained. “Students and community members will enjoy reading the book because it includes memorable moments from the movie while also subverting assumptions and expectations.”

Launch Party: 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Sharwan Smith Center Student Theater

To miss this would be inconceivable! Join us as we introduce the next book we’ll be reading together as a community. Introduction by Dr. Kyle Bishop. Attendees can enter into a drawing for a deluxe copy of The Princess Bride, with the winner to be announced at the movie viewing. Light refreshments will be served.

Character Sketches: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Cedar City Public Library

Bring your art supplies and sketch two local residents modeling as Westley and Buttercup from The Princess Bride novel. This is not a “class” but a “session” where those who wish to develop or hone their drawing/sketching skills are invited to attend.

Reading Discussion: 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Sharwan Smith Center Student Theater

Join us as we have a wide-ranging discussion about the novel, the film adaptation, and other backgrounds and contexts. Talk about what you loved, what you did not, and rodents of unusual size.

Movie Night: 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Sharwan Smith Center Student Theater

As you wish, join us for the movie viewing of The Princess Bride and a few words from film scholar, Dr. Kyle Bishop. Popcorn will be provided and we will announce the winner of our drawing for a free deluxe copy of the novel.

The Cedar Reads mission statement reads: “Through a partnership between the university and city libraries, Cedar Reads will foster a sense of community, promote reading and literacy, and explore a variety of perspectives. This shared experience of reading and engaging with classic literature will be accomplished through reading/discussion groups, lectures, screenings, and other events.”

Christopher Clark is the Engagement & Instruction Librarian/Asst Professor, Lib Media. Kyle Bishop is an Associate Professor of English. For more information, visit the SUU Library Cedar Reads website or email: cedarreadsutah@gmail.com

Tags: Cedar City College of Humanities and Social Sciences Community Library

Contact Information:

Rachelle Hughes, assistant director of public relations
435-586-5400
rachellehughes@suu.edu