Posted by: Melissa Kvidahl | April 24, 2012

Book It to Rutgers Day

Whether it’s meeting an author, savoring the classics, working on your writing skills, or picking up a new title, Rutgers Day is filled with activities for book lovers.

Read along or write your own at Rutgers Day.

Rutgers University Press is bringing some of its notable authors to the Cook/Douglass Campus. First up is Jim Weaver, chef/owner of Tre Piani Restaurant, founder of Slow Food New Jersey, and author of Locavore Adventures. Get his tips for preparing locally grown food from 11 a.m. through 12:15 p.m. in the Loree Building Area. Later that day, the Press hosts Larry Niles and Joanna Burger, authors of Life Along the Delaware Bay. If you want to learn more about the East Coast’s most important migratory bird stopover, be sure to make your own stopover at the Loree Building Area.

Bibliophiles of all ages are in for a real treat on College Avenue. Fans of the great American novel can join the Department of English for a marathon reading of The Great Gatsby, beginning first thing in the morning and lasting all day on the Voorhees Mall. Listen or volunteer to read aloud.

If devouring a novel in a day isn’t your speed, then you’ll need a bookmark. Make your own with Rutgers University Libraries on the Voorhees Mall. When you’re finished, you can even build your own book with the Graduate School of Education nearby.

Kids can put their imaginations to work in fiction and poetry workshops hosted by the Department of English in Murray Hall. Listen to stories, or write your own. Poetry for Kids is first at 11 a.m., followed by Fiction for Kids at noon. For the younger set, the Zimmerli Art Museum hosts Preschool Adventures in Storytelling at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. with storyteller Ellen Musikant.


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