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Honors Go Big Read Event with Author Dave Cullen

October 20, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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The L&S Honors Program will host a special meeting with Dave Cullen, the author of Parkland, for Honors students on Tuesday, October 20 from 3:30-4:30 pm (see zoom link below). 

Listen to the author talk about his work and ask questions!  

Parkland takes us into the lives of students who turned tragedy into hope and into a social movement to change things for the better. Dave Cullen is a Pulitzer-award-winning author of nonfiction. Cullen, who years earlier had covered the Columbine High School massacre, was initially reluctant to write about Parkland. But he became invigorated by what took place afterward. “The morning after Parkland, what was happening was already so amazing.”

You can read more about the book and its author and watch Cullen’s virtual keynote, accompanied by Stoneman Douglas student and one of the leaders of the Parkland “March For Our Lives” movement Jaclyn Corin, here: https://news.wisc.edu/author-student-tell-of-movement-generated-by-parkland-shooting-in-go-big-read-event/  

This is your opportunity to meet the author “virtually-in-person” and interact with him. 

If you do not have a copy of the book yet – here is how to get one: https://gobigread.wisc.edu/participate/ 

More information about the author and the book on the Go Big Read website: https://gobigread.wisc.edu/about-the-program/about-the-book and https://gobigread.wisc.edu/resources/author-book-info/ 

You can find a Reading Guide with discussion questions (https://cms.library.wisc.edu/gobigread/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2020/08/Cullen_Discussion_Brochure.pdf), a list of themes, reviews, an interview with the author, and more under “resources”: https://gobigread.wisc.edu/resources/ 

Have questions for the author? Please bring them (or email in advance to Honors Director Sabine Gross at director@honors.ls.wisc.edu)! Or come to listen to the talk and discussion – see if they prompt questions and ask them during our live hour.  

We look forward to seeing you on October 20th! The Honors Team (with thanks to the Go Big Read Program for making this special Honors event possible) 

Please join the event via the following Zoom link:



October 20, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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L&S Honors Program