ROSWELL READSA Community-Wide Reading Event
Imagine hundreds of Roswell residents sharing the experience of reading and discussing a common book and you have the essence of Roswell Reads. It is based on the "One Book...One City" community reading programs held across the country.
Roswell Reads, nine years strong, brings a variety of literature and accompanying programs to the community. Programs, usually held in January, February and March, may include book discussions, panel discussions, a photo contest, writing workshops, and other programs relevant to the themes in the book. The highlight is a Literary Luncheon with the author of the current Roswell Reads selection.
Funding for the 2014 Roswell Reads program was provided by the City of Roswell under the guidance of the Roswell Arts Commission.
Additional support was provided by:
The City of Roswell
Friends of the Roswell Library
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System and the Roswell Library
Roswell Junior Woman’s Club
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Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
2014 Program Brochure
Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn Wall
2013 Program Brochure
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
2012 Program Brochure
My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
2011 Program Brochure
Outcasts United: A Refugee Soccer Team, an American Town by Warren St. John
2010 Program Brochure
Them by Nathan McCall
2009 Program Brochure
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
2008 Program Brochure
The Valley of Light by Terry Kay
Winner of the 2007 City of Roswell Cultural Arts Board's CABY Award
2007 Program Brochure
Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam
Roswell Reads ... a City Reading is the shared experience that Roswell residents have when they come together as a community to read and discuss a common book. This community building event involves people in reading and talking about issues and ideas presented in a book they have all read.
The book chosen should have strong characters and present themes that address the human condition. Authors from the Southeast are strongly considered. The book should appeal to adults and teens alike as well as people of various cultures and ethnic backgrounds who live in Roswell. If possible, we choose a complementary book for children so that a younger audience can also be involved.