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MORE Book Buddies Needed for “If All of Rochester Read…” Program


Writers & Books, Inc., in cooperation with the Visiting Scholars Series and the MCC English Philosophy Department, have chosen Bel Canto by Ann Patchett as the 2010 “If All of Rochester Read the Same Book”… selection. Sixteen MCC staff and faculty have volunteered to be a Book Buddy to my Introduction to Literature class that has 36 people enrolled. To make this a memorable reading experience for MCC students, I need 20 more faculty and staff volunteers to be Book Buddies.

Once I have a Book Buddy for each of my students, I will e-mail my syllabus to everyone, send posters to all Book Buddies and provide help guides to all faculty and staff enrolled in the program. Readers' guides, calendars of events and posters are pending Writers & Books’ timeline. The MCC Bookstore says that copies of
Bel Canto will be available. Writers & Books also currently has copies for sale. My class will begin to read the book by the second week in March.

The Visiting Scholars Series will host a luncheon on Wednesday, March 24 at noon in the Forum. MCC will host Ann Patchett on Friday, March 26 at noon in Monroe A and B.

Don’t hesitate to call (x3303) or email epierce@monroecc.edu with any questions. I look forward to working with you to provide this experience for our students.

Liz Pierce
English Philosophy Department
02/22/2010