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The Power of Words with Jamie Ford

Presented by: Friends of Monroe County Public Library

Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater


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The Friends of the Library and Monroe County Public Library welcome New York Times best-selling author Jamie Ford to the historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater for The Power of Words: Changing Our World—One Author at a Time. With mesmerizing and evocative storytelling, 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 latest, Love and Other Consolation Prizes, as well as his experiences as a biracial Chinese American growing up in a multicultural family.

Ford’s talk is part of our NEA Big Read, providing another perspective on the issues raised in our Big Read selection, Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. We invite you to join the community conversation to broaden our understanding of our world, our community, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

A special thank you to our Power of Words event sponsors who allow us to offer this talk for free to everyone in our community: NEA Big Read, IU Libraries, Paula B. Anderson Endowment for the Power of Words, Becky A. Hrisomalos, Marilyn and Paul Irwin, and Marilyn and Marty Wood.

Doors will open at 6:30pm for this free, unticketed event.

The Venue

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114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block off the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy may be taken into the auditorium. Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra-level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs. Please contact the box office at 812.323.3020 to purchase those seats. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.

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The Promoter

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For more information, please contact fol@mcpl.info.

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