The Big Read Blog (Archive)


October 31, 2008
Washington, DC

In early October The Big Readers at Timberland Regional Library (Hoquiam, Washington) welcomed author Ursula K. Le Guin to Aberdeen and Olympia for events celebrating Le Guin's novel A Wizard of Earthsea. Between the two venues, an enthusiastic crowd of 850 showed up to hear Le Guin read passages from the novel--with a liberal dose of commentary thrown in--and to take part in question-and-answer sessions that covered the entire range of her writing career. Photo courtesy of Timberland Regional Library.
The National Book Award-winner (for The Farthest Shore) good-naturedly signed books for Big Readers for more than an hour following each event. Le Guin visited the Timberland Regional Library's Big Read thanks to Big Read partners the Aberdeen School District and the Washington Center for the Arts. Photo courtesy of Timberland Regional Library.

The Virgin Islands Council of Arts is also reading A Wizard of Earthsea through November. Learn more about their events at