Community Read of "Maus" continues in November

November 7, 2019
Community Read of "Maus" continues in November

Cover of "Maus I: My Father Bleeds History" by Art Spiegelman
Fitchburg State University’s Community Read of Art Spiegelman’s acclaimed graphic novel Maus continues this month with book discussions, film screenings and poster sessions inspired by themes in the book.

There will be a book discussion at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 in room 210B of the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library in Hammond Hall on the Fitchburg State campus, at 160 Pearl St. Students in the university’s English Honors Society will lead the talk.

The Leominster Public Library at 30 West St. will host “The Family Legacy of the Holocaust” from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, where Professor Kevin McCarthy will moderate a screening and discussion of the film Big Sonia. The story of one amazing woman’s astonishing resilience has been hailed by critics as deeply emotional and intelligent. The discussion will explore generational trauma as portrayed in the film as well as in the graphic novel, Maus.

Back on the Fitchburg State campus, there will be a Holocaust-related research poster conference from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library presented by students in Professor Ben Lieberman’s course on the Holocaust.

To keep up with all the events surrounding this year’s book, visit the Fitchburg Community Read website.

The event is part of Fitchburg State University’s 125th anniversary celebration. Throughout the 2019-20 academic year, the university will be holding programs celebrating the breadth and diversity of the institution and the vitality of its campus community. Learn more on the Anniversary page.

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