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The Big Read Sumter & Lowcountry Events

Fri, Mar 1, 2013 – Thu, Mar 28, 2013 10:00am – 5:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon
Location: Allendale County Library, 158 McNair Street, Allendale, SC 29810
Pulling in the Horizon Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God Teen Trivia Contest (Mar. 1-20) Their Eyes Were Watching God Letter Boxes Contest (Mar. 1-20) Their Eyes Were Watching God Poetry Slam/ Winner of the Contests Announced (Mar. 28, 7:00 p.m., Hosts: Allen University students, faculty,and Allendale County Library staff, Allendale, SC

Tue, Mar 5, 2013 – Tue, Mar 26, 2013 10:00am – 5:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God
Location: Hampton County Library, 12 Locust Street, Hampton, SC 29924
Pulling in the Horizon Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God Teen Trivia Contest (Mar. 1-20) Their Eyes Were Watching God Letter Boxes Contest (Mar. 1-20) Their Eyes Were Watching God Poetry Slam/ Winner of the Contests Announced Mar. 28 7:00 p.m., Host: Allen University students, faculty, and Hampton County library staff.

Tue, Mar 5, 2013 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God
Location: Allendale County Library, Allendale Library, SC 29810
March 5, 12, 19, 26 Pulling in the Horizon Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God Book Discussion Circles ( Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Facilitators: Library Staff and Faculty from Allen University representing the Social Sciences, Religion, English and Business Department

Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun

Location: Hardeeville Community Library, Hardeeville, SC 29927
March 6, 7 p.m. Pulling in the Horizon: Jump at the Sun Teen Movie Night and Open Mic Teen Movie Night. Facilitators: Dr. Charlene Spearen, Professor Mary Stover (Allen University English Department Faculty) and students from Allen University will host an Open Mic Session where area teens will present pieces of literary art that connect with Hurston’s life or her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. The Open Mic Session will follow a viewing of Jump at the Sun and a book discussion.

Sat, Mar 9, 2013 10:00am – 12:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: For the Love of a Mule: Poetry, Fiction, and Art Workshop
Location: Allendale County Library, 297 Main Street, Allendale, SC 29918
March 9, 10:00 a.m.- 12:Noon Pulling in the Horizon For the Love of a Mule: Poetry, Fiction, and Art Workshop Grades: 3 thru 6 and 7 thru 12. Facilitator: Ms. Vicki Cleveland, Fiction Writer; Dr. Charlene Spearen, Poet (Allen University English Department Faculty) and students from Allen University. Allendale County Library Allendale, SC

Tue, Mar 12, 2013 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God
Location: Allendale County Library, Allendale Library, SC 29810
March 5, 12, 19, 26 Pulling in the Horizon Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God Book Discussion Circles ( Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Facilitators: Library Staff and Faculty from Allen University representing the Social Sciences, Religion, English and Business Department

Tue, Mar 12, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God
Location: Estill Library, 276 Third Avenue, Estill, SC 29918
March 5, 12, 19, 26 Pulling in the Horizon Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God  Book Discussion Circles ( Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26) Their Eyes Were Watching God Teen Trivia Contest (Mar. 1-20) Their Eyes Were Watching God Letter Boxes Contest (Mar. 1-20) Their Eyes Were Watching God Poetry Slam/ Winner of the Contests Announced Mar. 28 7:00 p.m., Host: Allen University students and faculty. Estill County Library, Estill, SC

Tue, Mar 12, 2013 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God
Location: Hampton County, 12 Locust Street, Hampton , SC 29936
March 5, 12, 19, 26 Pulling in the Horizon CirclingTheir Eyes Were Watching God: Book Discussion Circles (Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) Facilitators: Library Staff and Faculty Members from Allen University.

Fri, Mar 15, 2013 3:00pm – 5:00 pm
Pulling in the Horizon: It’s All about the Mule Arts-based Workshop
Location: Estill Elementary School, 318 4th St Estill, SC 29918, Estill, SC
March 15th, 3:00 p.m. -5:00p.m. Pulling in the Horizon: It’s All about the Mule Arts-based Workshop. Facilitators: Dr. Charlene Spearen and students from Allen University will be leading a book discussion of Their Eyes Were Watching God through the lens of a creative writing and visual arts workshop.

Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:00am – 12:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: Janie’s Hair/and Hair Dance
Location: Hampton Colored School Museum and Resource Center, 608 First Street West, Hampton, SC 29924
Book Discussion: yes
March 16, 11:00 a.m. Pulling in the Horizon Janie’s Hair/Hair Dance Reading Dr. Dianne Johnson, Children’s Literature Author, and English Professor at the University of South Carolina, will present a lecture on the book’s focus on Janie’s hair. Her presentation will also include a reading from her children’s book Hair Dance, which celebrates the beauty of African American hair through verse and stunning photographs of African American girls. A Teachers’ Workshop will be presented by Allen University faculty, 9:30 am -11:00 am, and a teen poetry workshop from 11:00 am to 12:Noon. Hampton Colored School Museum and Resource Center Hampton, SC

Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:00 am – 11:00am
Pulling in the Horizon: That Stormy Night’s Story Hour
Location: Pratt Memorial Library, 451 E. Wilson Street #A, Ridgeland , SC 29936
March 16th, 10:00 a.m. Pulling in the Horizon: That Stormy Night’s Story Hour Dr. Michelle Martin, University of South Carolina Augusta Baker Chair in Childhood Literacy, will present a lively session on the art of storytelling for promoting literacy at even the early years of childhood. Referencing sections of the book, Dr. Martin will bring to life some of the important stories that unfold in Their Eyes Were Watching God. Pratt Memorial Library Ridgeland, SC

Mon, Mar 18, 2013 9:00am – 12:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: Reconciling the Waiting: Collaborative Arts-based Reading and Writing Workshop
Location: Hampton County Literacy Council, Inc., 811 Elm Street, Varnville, SC 229924
March 20, 3:30 pm Pulling in the Horizon Reconciling the Waiting: Collaborative arts-based reading and writing workshop. Facilitators:        Dr. Charlene Spearen, Ms. Vicki Cleveland (Allen University English Department Faculty) and Allen University students. Hampton County Literacy Council, Inc., Hampton, SC

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God
Location: Allendale County Library, Allendale Library, SC 29810
March 5, 12, 19, 26 Pulling in the Horizon Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God Their Eyes Were Watching God Book Discussion Circles        (Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Facilitators: Library Staff and Faculty from Allen University representing the Social Sciences, Religion, English and Business Department

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God
Location: Estill Library, 276 Third Avenue, Estill, SC 29918
March 5, 12, 19, 26 Pulling in the Horizon Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God  Book Discussion Circles ( Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26). Their Eyes Were Watching God Teen Trivia Contest (Mar. 1-20) and Their Eyes Were Watching God Letter Boxes Contest (Mar. 1-20). Their Eyes Were Watching God Poetry Slam/ Winner of the Contests Announced Mar. 28 7:00 p.m., Host: Allen University students, faculty, and library staff. Estill County Library, Estill, SC

Thu, Mar 21, 2013 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: Zoran Neale Hurston and Arthenia J. Bates Millican
Location: Morris College, 100 West College Street, Sumter, SC 29150
March 21 from 6-8. A panel of scholars from Morris College, University of South Carolina Sumter, and Allen University will discuss the various facets of Hurston’s life and works and the connections that can be made with Sumter, South Carolina educator and creative writer Arthenia J. Bates Millican. Students from Morris College will be performing various sections of the book.

Fri, Mar 22, 2013 3:00pm – 5:00 pm
Pulling in the Horizon: It’s All about the Mule Arts-based Workshop 
Location: Estill Elementary School, 318 4th St Estill, SC 29918, Estill, SC
Pulling in the Horizon Facilitators: Dr. Charlene Spearen and students from Allen University will be leading a book discussion of Their Eyes Were Watching God through the lens of a creative writing and visual arts workshop.

Fri, Mar 22, 2013 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: Secret Pearls inside Their Eyes Were Watching God
Location: Hampton County Library, 12 Locust Street, Hampton, SC 29936
March 22, 6:00 pm – 7:00 p.m. Pulling in the Horizon Secret Pearls inside Their Eyes Were Watching God. Dr. Michelle Martin, University of South Carolina Augusta Baker Chair in Childhood Literacy will discuss, through lively dialogue, excerpts from the book.  Her talk will center on the art of storytelling and how reading stories can advance levels of literacy in children. Hampton County Library, Hampton, SC

Tue, Mar 26, 2013 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God
Location: Allendale County Library
297 Main Street,  Allendale SC 29810
March 5, 12, 19, 26 Pulling in the Horizon Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God Book Discussion Circles ( Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Facilitators: Library Staff and Faculty from Allen University representing the Social Sciences, Religion, English and Business Department

Tue, Mar 26, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God
Location: Estill Library, 276 Third Avenue, Estill, SC 29918
March 5, 12, 19, 26 Pulling in the Horizon Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God Book Discussion Circles ( Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26) Their Eyes Were Watching God Teen Trivia Contest (Mar. 1-20), Their Eyes Were Watching God Letter Boxes Contest (Mar. 1-20), and Their Eyes Were Watching God Poetry Slam/ Winner of the Contests Announced Mar. 28 7:00 p.m., Host: Allen University students, faculty and li brary staff.  Estill County Library, Estill, SC

Tue, Mar 26, 2013 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God
Location: Hampton County, 12 Locust Street, Hampton , SC 29936
March 5, 12, 19, 26 Pulling in the Horizon Circling Their Eyes Were Watching God: Book Discussion Circles (Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) Facilitators: Library Staff and Faculty Member from Allen University.

Thu, Mar 28, 2013 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: Christening the Dawn: Hurston’s Ability for Story Telling
Location: Pratt Memorial Library, 451 A Wilson Street, Ridgeland, SC 29936
March, 28, 2 p.m. Pulling in the Horizon: Christening the Dawn. Discussion centering on Hurston’s ability for storytelling and reading stories as way for combating childhood illiteracy by Dr. Michelle Martin, University of South Carolina Augusta Baker Chair in Childhood Literacy.             Pratt Memorial Library, Ridgeland, SC

Sat, Mar 30, 2013 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Pulling in the Horizon: All Eyes Are Watching God
Location: Historic Bull Durham Center, 33 Railroad Ave., Estill, SC 29936
March, 30, 2 p.m. Closing event Pulling in the Horizon All Eyes Are Watching God Barbeque/ Story Telling and Music Fest. Allen University Choir, Allen University Jazz Ensemble, Dr. Marta Mack Washington, Allen University Department of Social Science, Community of One. Historic Bull Durham Center/ Estill, SC