Portals: Living Literature's The Wright Brothers

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

6:30 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Wed, 2016-04-27 18:30 - 20:15

Join Living Literature for a 50-minute readers theater rendition
of Pulitzer Prize winnerDavid McCullough’s The Wright Brothers as part of Reading Across Rhode Island, signature program of Rhode Island Center for the Book. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story of the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. In this thrilling book, master historian David McCullough draws on the private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers’ story, including the little known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone very differently for them.

Living Literature has created a 50 minute, readers’ theater-style presentation, bringing to life the times, the people, and illuminating the relationships between them. Performing at this event will be Kelly Seigh, Barry Press and Dave Rabinow.

Now in its twentieth year, Living Literature is an association of Rhode Island performing artists, celebrating the written word through readers’ theatre style performances of nondramatic literature throughout southeastern New England.

This presentation is a product of the partnership between the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities' EnRICHment Program, the RI Center for the Book's Reading Across Rhode Island and Providence Public Library’s Portals: The History of the Future Exhibit and Program Series. The RI Council for the Humanities seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.

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