South Florida PBS (WPBT - WXEL) and Lynn University invite you to the premiere screening of The Great American Read! Be the first to watch a preview of the launch and learn about the 100 best-loved novels.
The Great American Read is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.
The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.
Please join us on May 17th at 6:00 PM at Lynn University at the Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall. We will be accepting donations for new/gently used books which will be donated to a local organization that promotes children's literacy. The reception begins at 6:00 PM with light snacks and beverages. Prior to the screening, we will have a reading circle with KidVision Pre-K's, Ms. Penny. Following the screening, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a Q & A discussion moderated by host of Between The Covers, Ann Bocock with special literary guests: authors Elaine Viets and Yanatha Desourve, literary critic Oline Cogdill, and owner of Murder On The Beach Joanne Sinchuk. Event is free and open to the public.
6:00 PM Reception
6:20 PM Reading circle with Ms. Penny
7:00 PM Screening
7:45 PM Panel Discussion moderated by host of Between The Covers, Ann Bocock. With special literary guests: authors Elaine Viets and Yanatha Desouvre, literary critic Oline Cogdill, and owner of Murder On The Beach Joanne Sinchuk. Event is free and open to the public