Books Into Film


participants will read a book, view a film adaptation, and participate in a discussion led by
a humanities faculty member. Discussions will occur once in October and once in March


Clifton Miller Library at Washington College, Chestertown MD

Spring 2011:

The selection is “Short Cuts,” a collection of short stories by Raymond Carver.  The film, by the same name, was directed by Robert Altman and released in 1993. The screening and discussion will be led by Dr. Christopher Ames, Provost and Dean.

The screening will be held on Monday, February 28 at 7:00pm. The discussion will be held later that week, on Wednesday March 2, at 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be available. On-campus locations for both events will be posted as soon as they are available.

Fall 2010:

The fall selection was “The Color Purple,” a novel by Alice Walker about the life of black women in rural Georgia in the 1930s. The film adaptation, by the same name, was directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1985. The screening and discussion was led by Assistant Professor Alisha Knight, English and American Studies Department.

The screening was held in the Sophie Kerr Room at the Clifton M. Miller Library at Washington College (300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620) on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 6:00pm.


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Maryland Humanities Council This project was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Maryland Humanities Council.