The Brown Library has joined forces with the department of language and literature t0 host an event in which students and faculty will read a short story of their choice.
The first reading of the semester was on Sept. 6, where attendees read their chosen short stories in the new commons area of the Brown Library.
McKinley Terry, senior management major Longview, said the purpose is to get faculty and students to read short stories that they enjoy.
“It’s a way to showcase what the library has to offer, in terms of spaces, now for events and ways to get students interested in forms of literature that you can enjoy on a short basis instead of having to commit to a 300-page novel,” Terry said.
Dr. John Weaver, dean of library services and educational technology, said the events give students an opportunity to find readings that they enjoy that they wouldn’t get in a class.
“The reading commons and the events give students recreational reading, reading that they maybe find joy in or otherwise wouldn’t get in their classes,” said Weaver. ” It enriches their experience of what is out there that’s new or noteworthy in literature. Also, it gives students a chance to be together and to interact with their faculty in ways they normally wouldn’t. It lets faculty and students share good stories and be able to enjoy good literature together.”
Weaver said he wants everyone to know that all students and faculty are welcome to come.
Future readings will take place on Oct. 4 and Nov. 1.