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Calhoun Community College Presents: The Common Read Kick-Off

The Orion Amphitheater

08.18.24

ALICE WONG’S "DISABILITY VISIBILITY" AND JAMES MCBRIDE’S "THE HEAVEN & EARTH GROCERY STORE"

FREE

Event details

DATE AND TIMES

Sunday, August 18, 2024

Event Starts: 5 PM

Event Ends: 8 PM

PARKING

Free parking for community events at The Orion courtesy of Woody Anderson Ford

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FREE

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Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 18! Join us under the Apollo South Dome for a free, family-friendly event focused on community building and disability awareness as Calhoun Community College kicks off its annual Common Read, built around this year’s selections of Alice Wong’s Disability Visibility and James McBride’s The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store. 

Calhoun’s Common Read program is a community reading collaboration building bridges within the community through sharing of the same stories. This annual effort – akin to a community-wide book club – features events throughout the city that highlight the selected book, story, author and theme. This year, festivities kick off with a diverse array of creative and literary performances and workshops inspiring community building and disability awareness!

From 5PM – 8PM, guests can:

– Enjoy skits and songs from students at Alabama A&M

– Hear poetry readings from local students

– Listen to the Rocket City Kingdom Sound

– Stop by Huntsville-Madison County Library’s BookMobile

– Check out art from Merrimack Hall

– Browse a selection of books from Brown Books & More

– Learn about deafness during a kid-friendly sign language workshop

– Beat the heat by escaping into a mist tent

– Try tasty treats from local food trucks

– Get information about local colleges and universities, including Calhoun Community College, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama A&M University, and Alabama Center for the Arts

Finally, be sure to stick around for some music, as The Silver Silos close out the evening with a live performance. This event is 100% FREE to attend.

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