The Big Read

The Big Read

Join us this winter as Fishtrap celebrates the works of Thornton Wilder. He is the only writer to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and drama. Wilder’s novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927) and his stage drama Our Town (1938) have enjoyed enormous success since the moment they first appeared. Neither has ever been out of print! Because they have been widely read or performed abroad, this novel and play are not only American classics but classics of world literature as well. They are so well known, in fact, that we easily take them for granted. Whether you are rediscovering Wilder’s work or entering his world for the first time, you are joining thousands of his readers in exploring the fundamental meaning of human existence.

Fishtrap has provided free copies of these books to public libraries and schools throughout Wallowa Co. Pick up your copy and join us for The Big Read!

Big Read Kickoff
January 21


2016 Big Read Schedule – main events

January 21
Kickoff with Amos Tappan Wilder
Thornton Wilder’s nephew and Literary Executor
Location: Hurricane Creek Grange Hall
Free Admission & Pie!

January 28
Film Screening: OT: Our Town
Plus local town histories and discussion.
3 Locations!
Wallowa City Hall
Josephy Center
Free Admission

February 4
Panel Discussion: “When The Bridge Breaks: What Then?”
Moderated by Anthony Robinson.
Panelists: Minister Steve Kliewer – Pastor Cherie Johnson – Rev. Clarissa
Location: Joseph Methodist Church
Free Admission

February 11
Adventure and Disaster in Peru with David Jensen
Location: Fishtrap
Free Admission

February 19,20,21
Our Town – Reader’s Theater by the Mid-Valley Theater
Location: OK Theatre
7pm Friday. February 19
7pm Saturday, February 20
2pm Sunday, February 21

FREE Admission to all Performances

February 28
Finale “Our Towns”
a POTLUCK, Featuring student projects created showcasing “Their Town”
Also, time capsules representing the towns of Wallowa, Enterprise, and Joseph.
Location: Cloverleaf Hall, Enterprise
Free Admission