Open Books–Open Minds events Oct. 1, Oct. 14 and Nov. 4

Several events, listed below, will held as part of the Open Books–Open Minds initiative sponsored by RIC's American Democracy Project. The initiative links students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and the greater Rhode Island community through book discussions and participation in an array of programs and activities.

The current book selection is the 2005 novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer. Click here for more about the book.

Upcoming events:

Thursday, October 1 – 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
“Empire, Modernity, Contest, and the Origins of 9/11,” a presentation by professors Karl Benziger and David Thomas, will take place in the Fortes Room in Adams Library.

Wednesday, October 14
Author/illustrator, Jarrett J. Krosoczka will present:

• 10-11 a.m. – a workshop for students at Henry Barnard School

• Noon-1 p.m. – an illustration workshop for RIC students in the Faculty Dining Room in Donovan Dining Center

• 1-2 p.m. – “Writing with Pictures,” a presentation open to all in the Faculty Dining Room in Donovan Dining Center

• 4 p.m. – a reception for Mr. Krosoczka in the Bannister Gallery

Wednesday, November 4 – 12:30-2 p.m.
“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Persistent – the inner voices and urges of grief,” a workshop led by Thomas Lavin, director of the Counseling Center, will be held in the Fortes Room in Adams Library.

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