Complete Calendar of Events for To Kill a Mockingbird Program

The Big Read-- sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts

Thursday, February 15, 2007 at Starkville Public Library   
6:00 p.m.      Refreshments
6:30 p.m     Nash Street
7:00 p.m.   "Introduction to To Kill a Mockingbird " with David Kipen                                                       
Photo courtesy of Nash Street

Photo courtesy of National Endowment for the Arts

David Kipen is Literature Director for the

National Endowment for the Arts

and former San Francisco Chronicle  Book Critic

Thursday, February 22 at Starkville Public Library                     

           6:30 p.m.     Refreshments
             7:00 p.m.    " What's It About?
Book Talk and Discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird"
with Frances McCarty    
Photo by N. Jacobs

Frances McCarty is a well-known former
Starkville High School English teacher
    who  taught
To Kill a Mockingbird
to many Starkville area students

Monday, February 26 at Starkville Public Library              
Cup and Chaucer Series
             4:00 p.m                       "To Kill a  Mockingbird "

Dr. Nancy Hargrove, Professor of English and W.L.Giles Distinguished
Professor at Mississippi State University begins  a series of discussions of

three works by Southern writers
  Please join Nancy and  fellow 
Starkville readers for some productive and fun
discussions. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.
            Photo courtesy of Nancy Hargrove
Monday, February 26   at  MUW Cochran Hall Ballroom in Cochran Hall                                    
                6:30 p.m.                       Unita Blackwell and JoAnne Prichard Morris

  Barefootin' Towards Freedom and a Life Fulfilled:  Living it and Writing It

Refreshments will follow the program

Sponsored in part by Mississippi Humanities Council, Southern Women's Institute at MUW,
The MUW Office of the Provost,
and the MUW Office of Student Affairs

Tuesday, February 27 at MSU    Forum Room 401C  in Griffis Hall (MSU Shackouls Honors College)          
Unita Blackwell and JoAnne Prichard Morris

              12:30 p.m.                                   "Finding Your Way and Making a Difference"   

Tuesday, February 27  at the Starkville Public Library

  6:15-6:45      Refreshments and Book Signing            
  7:00  p.m
.     Unita Blackwell and JoAnne Prichard Morris speak 

     "Understanding Fear---
Courage in
To Kill a  Mockingbird"

              JoAnne Prichard Morris and Unita Blackwell
Photo by William Patrick Butler, Jackson Free Press
Sponsored in part by
 Holmes Cultural Diversity Center at Mississippi State University
Photo by William Patrick Butler, Jackson Free Press
Wednesday, February 28 at Mitchell Library in Grisham Room at  MSU
  3:00 p.m.  Unita Blackwell and JoAnne Prichard Morris speak at Mitchell Memorial Library.     
"Conflict, Courage, and Change in Mississippi"
  MSU will recognize Ms. Blackwell for her contributions to improving the lives of Mississippians.  

                 Reception to follow the program.

                           Sponsored in part by The Mississippi State Univesity Women's Studies Progam and
the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center at Mississippi State University

Thursday, March 1 at Starkville Public Library
            5:30 p.m.                   "Highlighting the Importance of Reading to Children"

         Bully and the MSU Athletes and Cheerleaders
read to Starkville Area Kids. 

                                                                Parents, bring your children!
           Children, bring your parents for a fun family event.
                      Free pizza for attendees provided by MSU Alums

            Free MSU  Bulldog souvenirs to all children attending
         Co-sponsored by the Oktibbeha County MSU Alumni Association  
and the MSU Spirit Group
Monday, March 5 at Starkville Public Library
Cup and Chaucer Series

              4:00 p.m.               "To Kill a Mockingbird & Ellen Foster:  Comparisons and Contrasts"
                                                                         Book Discussion  with Dr. Nancy Hargrove

Tuesday, March 6 in the Forum Room 401C  in Griffis Hall (MSU Shackouls Honors College). 
            12:30 p.m.                           Biographer Charles Shields speaks to MSU students and the general public.

"Researching Harper Lee"

Wednesday, March 7 aStarkville Public Library 
Photo by N. Jacobs
Biographer Charles J. Shields
discusses author Harper Lee

Author's Night with Charles J. Shields

6:00   Refreshments and Book Signing
6:45   Music :  Laura Foxworth sings and plays  guitar.

7:00 p.m.
Mockingbird:  A Portrait of Harper Lee



Photo by Nancy Jacobs

Thursday, March 15  at Starkville Public Library

  7:00 p.m                   Justice in the South in the 1930's
and Justice in 2007

Sheriff Dolph Bryan (r.) will moderate a panel discussing justice in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, and justice today.

Prominent lawyers of Starkville (Mickey Montgomery, Bill Stark,  and Austin Vollar) will participate.
Saturday, March 24 on the grounds of Armstrong Middle School

Community Movie Night
           7:00  p. m.
A great band that normally plays at the Sparta Opry every
                      week--  Zitta and Friends-- will be singing Carter Family  
                      classics from
the 30's

          7:30 p.m.  Movie:  To Kill a Mockingbird  
Outdoor Theater--Bring chairs, blankets to sit on

Sponsored by the Oktibbeha County Leadership Development Forum and Armstrong Middle School.  Call Stacey Parvin, Matt Cox, Bob Fuller,  or Bill Brand for information.

Refreshments sold will benefit Armstrong Middle School

               Armstrong Middle School  
Monday, March 26 at Starkville Public Library
       Cup and Chaucer Series
4:00 p.m  "Parenting and Children in Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Gibbons's Ellen Foster, and Faulkner's 'Barn Burning'"         

                                                                         Book Discussion continues with Dr. Nancy Hargrove

Wednesday, March 28  at
Starkville Public Library

 6:00 -6:15   Book signings

6:15-7:00 p.m.  Potluck Southern supper--Bring a dish and share!

 7:00 p.m
"Program:  To Kill a Mockingbird or To Fry a Chicken:  Southern Food in Southern Literature"
  • Malcolm White-- MS Arts Commission Director and owner of Hal and Mal's in Jackson
  • Robert St. John-- author of Nobody's Poet: The Food Columns of Robert St. John and others
  • John T. Edge--director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi, author of several books
  • Emily Jones-- Panel Moderator and writer for the Starkville Daily News
Photo by N. Jacobs        
Emily Jones

Photo courtesy of Malcolm White
Malcolm White

Robert St. John
Photo by Kyle HoodJohn T. Edge
There is a strong possibility that Atticus Finch and his daughter Scout, wearing her ham costume, will join the above event!

Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31       Starkville Community Theater on Main Street

7:30 pm
Play: " Mockingbird and Finches"
                                                       by Clyde Williams

                                                       Starring the Starkville Community players

                                      Free to all but reservations are recommended.  Call 323-6855 


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