One Book, One Community
here to watch a short video by author Daniel Wallace about
Gadsden's Big Fish
The Year of Alabama Art is
with the unveiling of our Big Fish on Broad -
10 Catfish by Alabama Artists (including
author, Daniel Wallace). [ Click here for
The year of 2006 will forever be marked in Gadsden's history
as the year the City of Champions began its One Book, One Community
reading promotion project. Introduced in 1998 as a tool to promote
literacy, One Book, One Community has grown from its modest beginnings
in a single U.S. state and has expanded through hundreds of communities
and several countries.
Gadsden's One Book project, aptly named Gadsden Reads,
is a cooperative effort between the Alabama Humanities Foundation
(the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities),
the City of Gadsden, the Gadsden Public Library, Gadsden State
Community College, the Gadsden Times, and the Mary G. Hardin Center
for Cultural Arts. This year, Gadsden Reads will focus on Daniel
Wallace's book Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions.
Gadsden Reads Big Fish is sponsoring free monthly
events that include a screening of Tim Burton's film adaptation
of Big Fish, lectures on Big Fish as literature
and myth, and a two-day writer residency with author Daniel Wallace.
All members of the community are encouraged to attend sponsored
events, as well as create their own related events.
Get your free copy of the Big Fish
novel at these locations:
Family Success Center
Gadsden Public Library
Gadsden State Community College
Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts
here to watch Dr. Noble's lecture on Big Fish