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August 18, 2011 / schulerbooks

Jonathan Safran Foer celebrates One Book One Community in E. Lansing

This year is the 10th anniversary of East Lansing’s One Book One Community, connecting East Lansing and Lansing residents with Michigan State University via one awesome book.
This year’s selection also pays tribute to the 10th anniversary of 9/11 through NYT-bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
OBOC has come up with a number of events, including a public talk by Foer, so get your calendar out. (Mommy, what’s a calendar? Don’t worry honey, just grab your smart phone.)

– Meet Johnathan Safran Foer in person at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28 at the East Lansing High School auditorium, 509 Burcham Drive. Admission to the kickoff is FREE and attendees will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

 Foer will speak to incoming MSU students on Monday, Aug. 29 at 9 a.m. at the Breslin Student Events Center. It’s free and open to the public.
– Foer’s Aug. 28 visit will be recorded and rerun on East Lansing’s government channel, Channel 22 (WELG). Air times will be Sundays and Mondays at noon and 8 p.m. from Sept. 2-26.
– A recording of  Foer’s Aug. 28 visit will be made available to borrow at the East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, beginning Friday, Sept. 2.
Community & Campus Events, Aug. 28-Sept. 29
A series of community and campus events centered on the themes of this year’s book will take place Aug. 28-Sept. 29. Events will include a MSU Department of Theatre production, an Oskar-inspired Scavenger Hunt, public film showings, a New York Wine Dinner, a writing workshop, one-on-one book discussions and other related events. Visit to view the full calendar of events.



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