“For the inaugural episode of Writers’ Cafe, we chat about the BIG READ! Hap Freund from the Santa Barbara Public Library reads from Tim O’Brien’s transformative book The Things They Carried and gets us ready for The Big Read. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Big Read is a community reading program launching locally October 3rd as part of First Thursday. Programming includes visits from author Tim O’Brien, Speaking of Stories performances, community panels, and a writing contest for students and veterans. Copies of the book are being distributed to students at selected Santa Barbara middle and high schools.
Hear more about The Things They Carried, the national Big Read program on this week’s Writers’ Cafe, hosted by Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Chryss Yost.”
Writers’ Cafe airs on Tuesdays mornings in the Fall, from 9:30-10:00 am.