Best-selling author visits Mesa County

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

One Book, One Mesa County 2009 wraps up this week, culminating with a visit from the author of this year's book, Jonathan Safran Foer.
Foer is the author of 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.'
Events leading to the author's visit start today at 6 p.m. when a panel of experts will discuss and answer questions about elements of Foer's book. The panel will meet at the Mesa County Library Central Library. Panelists include: Tim Casey, MSC political science professor; Lyn Fraser, bereavement support group facilitator; TJ Gerlach, MSC English professor; and Dawn Morgan, elementary school counselor.
Activities continue Thursday, March 26 at 6 p.m. A film, based on Foer's first novel, 'Everything Is Illuminated', will be shown at The Avalon Theatre. Tickets are $5.
Foer kicks off a full day of appearances starting at 1 p.m. where he'll talk to students at the Mesa State College Writers' Conference in an event closed to the public. From 3:30 to 5 p.m. he'll join special guests at an author reception held on the Central Library campus. At 7 p.m. Foer will give a brief presentation, answer participant questions and sign books at the Avalon Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m., VIP seats will be open to everyone at 6:45 p.m.
One Book, One Mesa County is in its fifth year. The goal of the project is to encourage everyone in Mesa County to read and discuss the same book.
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