Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – What is college life really like? That’s the question curious Tiger booklovers will seek to uncover through this semester’s iRead Book Club selections.
iRead, an acronym for Inspiring Reader Exploration Across the Delta, began in 2010 as part of CCC’s Quality Enhancement Plan. A component of the plan was a book club, which is open to CCC students, faculty, staff and community members and explores four novels related to one theme each semester.
This semester, the club will explore “College Life” by reading selections that all deal with characters facing experiences and challenges related to college.
"We are interested in provoking students to be more active in reading, and by using this year's theme we thought we might have a better chance of attracting new students,” said CCC English Instructor David Jones. “We tossed up a few ideas and this one seemed most compelling for our students … they are in essence living the 'college life', and they can explore how fictional characters deal with various conflicts.”
First on the reading list is Allen Eskens' “The Life We Bury”, which explores how a struggling student’s English assignment turns into a mission to solve a 30-year-old murder.
CCC English Instructor Glynda Duncan will moderate the novel during the first club meeting, slated for noon Friday, Sept. 9.
In addition, Jones said members should expect to see some new student moderators this year as well.
Those who participated in the book club last years must re-enroll. A limited amount of books will also be made available to book club members.
To join CCC’s Book Club today, or to inquire about how to obtain a copy of a featured selection, stop by Jones’ office located on the second floor of Whiteside Hall in Room 206.
For questions or more information contact Jones at (662) 621-4277 or email@example.com.