The Bucket List Book Club (formerly the Classics Club) is led by former Loganberry staffer and writer Susan Petrone, who already has two novels under her belt (A Body at Rest and Throw Like a Woman). She has been published in such diverse venues as Glimmer Train Stories, CoolCleveland.com, and ESPN.com (where she also blogs about the Cleveland Indians). She is an excellent guide to those timeless books that almost certainly showed up on your high school and college reading lists. We also delve into contemporary fiction to read some "new" classics. Be reunited with an old friend (or an old foe!), or finally get yourself acquainted with one of those titles that it seems as if everyone in the world has read but you. We guarantee a spirited discussion.
Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed.
Event description: Cleveland is one of 75 communities nationwide participating in the NEA Big Read this year. From September 23 - November 16, 2017 our community will celebrate Station Eleven with a full calendar of events including creative writing workshops with Literary Cleveland and Lake Erie Ink at your local Cleveland Public Library branches.
An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.
For more information on this event, please contact Special Projects Manager Megan Thompson at email@example.com.