Big Read 2009: Old School

Tobias Wolff smiles in park

A National Endowment for the Arts initiative, The Big Read returns to Kansas City in April 2009 to bring readers the Tobias Wolff novel Old School.

Through the combined efforts of the Libraries of Greater Kansas City, there are more opportunities than ever to join The Big Read – and the Kansas City Public Library is doing its part with a series of discussions focused on themes presented throughout Old School. Get acquainted with the novel or enhance your understanding of its meaning through these presentations.

The Big Read 2009: Events

  • Real Characters: The Writing Lifestyle Depicted in Old School | Wednesday, April 8, 2009 | 6:30 pm | Central Library
  • The Forked Tongue: Truth and Fiction in Old School | Wednesday, April 22, 2009 | 6:30 pm | Plaza Branch
  • Beyond Mere Embarrassment: Jewish Identity in Old School | Thursday, April 30, 2009 | 6:30 pm | Plaza Branch

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