February 4, 2011
Jamie Ford's Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is this year’s selection for Woodland Reads. This city-wide project will feature numerous author visits and involves the local high schools, libraries, and other public appearances.
On April 7, 2011, local high schools, book clubs, libraries, and the community at large will come together to discuss the award-winning story of a Chinese-American boy who falls in love with a Japanese-American girl in WWII Seattle, as Woodland Reads hosts author Jamie Ford to talk about his best-selling book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.
Woodland Reads invites the public to attend a community luncheon with Jamie Ford at The Heidrick Ag History Center, 1962 Hays Lane in Woodland on April 7, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. That afternoon, Jamie will speak with local high school students. Woodland Reads will conclude with a Meet the Author Talk and Book Signing in the Woodland Public Library’s Leake Center, at 250 First Street in Woodland at 7:00 pm. This event is free to the public.
Woodland Reads is a Woodland Community-wide Reading Event. Each year the selected book is read by local high school students, book club members and the community as a whole. Like many similar events in American cities and on college campuses, Woodland Reads is designed to foster literacy, acceptance and respect. Beginning in 2002, the Woodland community began reading together with The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez. Subsequent selections have included The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Jennifer Traig’s Devil in the Details, Sue Bigelow and Janice Goldberg’s Rose Colored Glass, and Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear.
For further information about Woodland Reads, please contact Meg Stallard at 530-666-0154.