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Community Read launches with talk on Sept. 19

Posted 09/03/18

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste NgFitchburg State University’s Community Read of 2018-19 – Celeste Ng’s acclaimed novel Everything I Never Told You – will begin with a talk by Professor Ben Railton (English Studies) at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library.

Railton will deliver a talk entitled “Everything They Never Told You about Immigration Histories and Stories.” In Ng’s novel, Everything I Never Told You, a family’s secrets are closely tied to themes of immigration and ethnic identity. As it turns out, much of American immigration history is also far too secret, and in this talk, Railton will share some of the histories and stories that we are never (or hardly ever) told.

The Community Read continues at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 in the Falcon Hub in Hammond Hall. Roundtable discussions of themes in the book will be facilitated by students in the English Honors Society.

Haven’t read the Community Read book yet? Check out a copy of Everything I Never Told You from the library.

For more information about the Community Read book and events, visit the Fitchburg Community Read website.

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