Big Read Kickoff Discussion

 
Big Read Kickoff Discussion
A Free Event to Welcome the Community into Upcoming Big Read 
Jan. 9 | Wednesday at 12:00PM | FREE | The Matthews’ Theater
 
Join Becky Naccarato Eastburn, Courtney Huse-Wika, Bert Juhrend, and Amber Wilde for a Panel Discussion on all of the upcoming events throughout the community for the Big Read. 

The Matthews receives 2019 NEA Big Read grant!

Spearfish is reading Station Eleven in 2019

The Matthews is a recipient of a grant of $13,000 to host the NEA Big Read in Spearfish, SD. We are one of 79 nonprofit organizations to receive an NEA Big Read grant. The NEA Big Read in Spearfish will focus on Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Activities will take place January 12 through March 30, 2019.

Along with The Matthews, Grace Balloch Memorial Library, and the Black Hill State University School of Arts and Humanities are project partners offering many Big Read events from January through March 2019.

 

Click Here For a List of the Events:

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Click Here for Writing Challenge Rules

2019 Story Challenge

 

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“Station Eleven” author Emily St. John Mandel

Meet the author of “Station Eleven,” Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel (her middle name, St. John, was her grandmother’s surname) was born on Vancouver Island and raised mostly on Denman Island, an island off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Mandel’s father emigrated from the U.S. and worked on the island as a plumber; her Canadian mother works for an organization that assists victims of domestic violence and is active in the labor movement. Both loved to read and for no reason other than to provide the best education they could, they homeschooled Mandel, encouraging her to write every day. “Although I grew up in a very working-class household, there was a tremendous emphasis on books,” she told the Columbia Daily Tribune. “We had a lot of books in the house and went to the library all the time… I read voraciously.” Like many teenagers, she also watched television. The island only had two channels, so options were limited, which meant she watched a fair amount of Star Trek: Voyager. It’s where she first heard Seven of Nine say “survival is insufficient” in an episode in 1999 — a phrase she wholeheartedly believes and that readers can find on the side of the traveling group’s caravan in Station Eleven. 

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Sossy Mechanics bring a week of dance theater to Spearfish

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“Marvelous Chemistry” – NEW YORK TIMES

“Spellbinding Performances” – SCOTSMAN

“Sassy Dancing” — STAR TRIBUNE

Sossy Mechanics perform “Trick Boxing” Mar. 12 and then an encore performance on Mar. 19.  Click link below to learn about the artists and “Trick Boxing.”

Show Details:
Saturday, March 12, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Tickets:
 $25 Adults, $10 Youth & BHSU students

 

Show Details:
Saturday, March 19, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Tickets:
 $25/$17* Adults, $10/*$7 Youth & BHSU students (*discount for Series Subscribers)

 

Learn about “Trick Boxing” and Sossy Mechanics.

Sossy Mechanics conducting Lectures and Dance Classes

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Sossy Mechanics duo, Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan, are a dance/theatre company from Minneapolis.  They are performing “Trick Boxing” here on Mar. 12 and 19.  Not only are they very talented theatrical performers and dancers, they TEACH!

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Tue 15

NEA Big Read Film Series – Forbidden Planet

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 21

CLOSED

January 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 21

MOH Board Meeting

January 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 22

NEA Big Read Film Series – Children of Men

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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