Wednesday, March 18, 2009 | Categories: Episodes |
We received a note about an interesting town event in Rothesay, New Brunswick. Not only did they pick a book for everyone to read together, but they apparently bought 600 copies to distribute at the high school, and more copies for municipal workers, with the result that it's showing up all over town. Sounds like a great piece of community-building.
There is a neat story happening in Rothesay, N.B. that I thought would be an excellent interview for The Next Chapter. The Big Rothesay Read is an event that will see all of Rothesay High School( 600 students werre given the book) and the community of Rothesay reading the same book at the same time. The book A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier was unveiled yesterday at a huge event at Rothesay High. And, the most exciting part, the author Ishmael Beah, is coming to Rothesay on April 20/21 to speak to the community and high school students on his life experience as a boy soldier and advocate. Seems like a great story to have Shelagh cover.