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Charles Vess

Charles Vess

Bristol Public Library Launches Adult-Oriented Community Reads Program

July 25, 2022

The Bristol Public Library announces the inaugural adult-oriented Community Reads program. The Community Reads program is a community-wide reading project where the community comes together to read and discuss the same book. This year’s book is the fantasy novel “A Wizard of Earthsea” by Ursula LeGuin.

Copies of the book are given away at both the Main and Avoca Branches while supplies last.

Monday, Aug. 15 from 6-8 p.m., the library hosts open discussion groups about the book in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room.

Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 6-8 p.m., multi-award-winning Abingdon based artist Charles Vess speaks about his four-year collaboration with LeGuin to bring her vision of the “Earthsea” world to the page for the first time. In 2014, Vess was chosen by Saga Press to collaborate with LeGuin to illustrate a compilation of all five of her Earthsea novels “The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition.” Published in 2018, the collection won the 2019 Locus Award for Best Art Book and the 2019 Hugo Award for Best Art Book. The Community Reads selection, “A Wizard of Earthsea” is the first book in the series.

For more information, visit www.Bristol-library.org.