Students had been reading and discussing several short stories from the collection in their various classes and took the opportunity to listen to the author discuss his works as well as read one of his short stories. This event started a month-long series of events celebrating Rash’s work. For several of the seniors, this was their first time at an author reading and book signing. Our Lady of Lourdes will continue its involvement with the Big Read by hosting the Bluegrass concert with Oxford Depot on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 7 pm in the school’s auditorium.
On Saturday, October 12, 2019, a group of OLL seniors attended the Poughkeepsie Adriance Library Big Read Kick-off at the Boardman Road branch of the library with a reading and book signing with author Ron Rash, author of Burning Bright, this year’s selected read.