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Wayland Reads 2015

The Opposite of Loneliness
by Marina Keeganopposite of loneliness

Planning for our fourth community-wide reading program is now well underway. Once again we will be discovering what happens in our town when many of us read the same book and then get together to talk about it.

This year our Wayland Reads selection is "The Opposite of Loneliness" by Wayland's own Marina Keegan, who died tragically in car accident days after graduating from Yale.

We are planning a number of events for the spring of 2015 relating to some of the themes found in the book. We hope that you will participate in at least one. Watch this space for more information very soon.

Read what the press is saying about the book HERE!



Please check back for updated event information, dates, and times. Events are also listed in chronological order on our website calendar.

Reading and Book Discussion
Sunday, March 1, 2015, 3pm, Wayland High School
Led by Beth McNamara, with Tracy and Kevin Keegan

Book Discussions:

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11am
Wayland Public Library
Led by Joyce Kulhawik

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7pm
Wayland Public Library
Led by Beth McNamara

Friday, March 20, 2015, 10am
Panera, Wayland Town Center
Led by Judy Hoyer

Friday, May 8, 2015, 12pm
Wayland Public Library Noon Book Group
Led by Sandy Raymond

Date TBD
Wayland High School Media Center
Led by Allyson Mizoguchi and Joanne Schmidt

Personal Essay Writing Workshop
Monday evenings, March 9, 16, and 23, 7pm
Wayland Public Library
Led by Giulietta Nardone

"Let's Make Something Happen to this World" Presentation
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7pm
Wayland Public Library
Moderated by Steve Grossman

Youth and Children's Writing Workshops and Journal Making
Dates To Be Announced










Our Goal wr_pin

The goal of Wayland Reads is to foster community through a shared experience of literature, promote a culture of reading, and raise awareness of the value of books and libraries.

Past Wayland Reads programs:

2009: "Breakfast with Buddha" by Roland Merullo

2011: "Zeitoun" by David Eggers

2013: "Wayland Reads Poetry" kicked off by Robert Pinsky"