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Bristol Public Library Launches Adult-Oriented Community Reads Program

July 07, 2022

The Bristol Public Library announces the inaugural adult-oriented Community Reads program. The Community Reads program is a community-wide reading project where the community comes together to read and discuss the same book. This year’s book is the fantasy novel “A Wizard of Earthsea” by Ursula LeGuin. Copies of the book will be given away at both the Main and Avoca Branches starting July 11 at 9:00 AM. Books will be available until supplies last.

On Monday, July 25 and Monday, August 15 between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM the library will host open discussion groups about the book in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room.

On Tuesday, August 16 between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM, multi-award winning Abingdon based artist Charles Vess will speak about his four year collaboration with LeGuin to bring her vision of the Earthsea world to the page for the first time. In 2014 Vess was chosen by Saga Press to collaborate with LeGuin to illustrate a compilation of all five of her Earthsea novels “The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition”.

Published in 2018, the collection won the 2019 Locus Award for Best Art Book and the 2019 Hugo Award for Best Art Book. The Community Reads selection, “A Wizard of Earthsea” the first book in the series.

Bristol Public Library
Media Contact:
Garry Wakely, Program and Marketing Coordinator
Bristol Public Library
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