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HELP PICK THE BOOKS FOR THE NEXT BIG READ BALLOT
Volunteer Readers: Calling Dayton area book lovers! We're looking for a few good readers to help select the ballot for Dayton's next Big Read. What's involved? Lots of reading, discussing, and debating. Lots of focusing on our community. It's intense. It's fun! Read the job description below then fill out an application to make your voice heard.
Event Planner: Calling creative event and program planners too! Once the Big Read title is selected, events focused on the book are planned throughout the Miami Valley. These are primarily book discussion groups and author Skypes or visits. Community partners provide related programs and locations. Since the Big Read title is different each year, the type of events change each year and new ideas are needed.
Photo by Lisa Powell, Dayton Daily News
Video of the Skype with Graeme Simsion on April 25th
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, author Graeme Simsion joined us via Skype for our Big Read Finale. This is our Q&A conversation with Simsion, who so graciously chatted with us from New Zealand where it was something like 5:30 a.m. The Big Read is an annual community reading event in the Dayton, Ohio area. This year's Big Read book was Simsion's The Rosie Project. The moderator is Sharon Kelly Roth from Books & Co. The event was held at Sinclair Community College's Ponitz Center. A big thank you to our sponsors, partners and to everyone who participated, making this a wonderful Big Read!