Go Big Read

October 22, 2013

Love digging into a juicy book and then talking about it with others? Check out UW Madison’s “Go Big Read” program.

All walks of life – students, faculty, staff and the entire community – are invited to join this vibrant, academically driven experience. The open-ended, lively discussion is an opportunity to explore important issues from a range of perspectives. Read each book and join the conversation.

And there’s no need to leave the Capitol Lakes campus. Some discussions are held right here. In fact, two are coming up soon:

Friday, November 1, 2:00-3:30pm, Premier Room: Capitol Lakes resident Ginny Moore Kruse will lead the discussion on A Tale for the Time Being, a powerful story about the ways in which reading and writing connect two people who will never meet. The group will also reflect on what was learned from author Ruth Ozeki, who spoke at UW Madison the previous week. (A van ride from Capitol Lakes to the university campus will be available for the Oct. 28 author’s visit.)

Tuesday, November 5, 3:30-5:00pm, Grand Hall: Librarian Barbara Segal will talk about the popular media produced in Japan to which the character “Nao” refers in A Tale for the Time Being. She’ll bring samples of anime (books) and manga (animated films). Ms. Segal is a librarian at Alicia Ashman Public Library in Madison, where she has developed a popular Anime Club in which teens and adults watch screenings and discuss classic films and new releases.

Not a Capitol Lakes resident yet? Doesn’t matter! The events are open to the public and, if you like, you can schedule a tour of Capitol Lakes while you’re here.

For more information about UW Madison’s Go Big Read program, visit their website at www.gobigread.wisc.edu. On the Resources page, you’ll find reviews of A Tale for the Time Being and interviews with the author.