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The Power of Words: An Evening with Jamie Ford
Fri, November 17, 2017 at 7:00PM (Eastern)
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Enjoy premium reserved seating at Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Afterward, meet Jamie Ford in Library atrium for Gala Reception and enjoy great food by Ivy Tech Culinary Arts, champagne, live Korean music, and photo exhibit of Many Faces of Monroe County.
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The Friends of the Library
and Monroe County Public Library present:

The Power of Words: Changing Our World One Author at a Time
An Evening with Jamie Ford

7:00 p.m. | November 17, 2017 | Buskirk-Chumley Theater

The Friends of the Library and Monroe County Public Library bring best-selling author Jamie Ford to the historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater for The Power of Words. The Power of Words is a free event which takes place Friday, November 17, at 7:00 p.m.

This year, The Power of Words is the keynote event for The Big Read, providing an additional perspective on the themes of our community read and discussion of family and racism, and the personal experience of growing up in a biracial or multicultural family.

A mesmerizing and evocative storyteller, Ford’s work explores the themes of family, racism, and love and loss with poignant, heartfelt prose. Ford discusses his novels, including Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and his experiences as a biracial Chinese American growing up in a multi-cultural family. Ford's newest work, Love and Other Consolation Prizes will be released in September. It is a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle’s epic 1909 World’s Fair. Ford's books are available for check out at Monroe County Public Library.

Reserved seating and admission to the Meet-the-Author reception are included with the purchase of a Premium ticket. 
Purchase a reception ticket to meet Jamie Ford while enjoying great food from the Ivy Tech Culinary Arts students under the direction of Chef Tad DeLay, champagne, live music by Eun-Sun Jung,  playing her gayageum, a traditional Korean instrument, Tea service from Cup and Kettle Tea Company, tangram puzzles by Andrew Rhoda with The Lilly Library, and taking in the photography exhibit by Mike Waddell, Amber Waves: The Many Faces of Monroe County. Please join us for the Gala Reception in the Library atrium about 8:30 p.m. immediately after Ford's talk.  Reception ticket holders will enjoy premium reserved seating for the Ford's talk at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

I.U. Bloomington Lifelong Learning offers an absolutely great bargain! For $15 more than the regular price of a Lifelong Learning course, Immigrants and the Power of Words fall class includes a $50 Power of Words Premium event ticket. 

Immigrants and the Power of Words
Elizabeth Gray will provide a look at the history of immigrant fiction in American literature and how it shapes our culture, as well as a discussion on the portrayal of immigrants in Jamie Ford’s Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You. Ellen Wu will continue with her lecture, The Great American Melting Pot: Myth or Reality? This session explores the various ways that Americans and newcomers through the ages have treated migration as both a problem and a solution. The aim is to provide historical context that will deepen our understanding of today’s hot-button immigrant debate. The class will meet November 2, 9, and 17, and the cost is $65 including your ticket to the author reception and reserved seating at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. This class offers Indiana librarians professional credits through the State Library.
Register now or call 855-9335.
Make it a social event. Combine the class with a day or evening in downtown Bloomington: shop, dine, stop for a late night appetizer, or stay overnight and enjoy a leisurely brunch!

The Power of Words is one program as we engage in our community read and discussion in The Big Read through April 30, 2018. Visit The Big Read website to explore how to host a book discussion and see the many opportunities to learn and discover more about these issues.

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