The Big Read at Cal State LA: Bless Me, Ultima

Cal State LA Home   Is a proud participant in . . .        The Big Read

March 15 -
April 19, 2008


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The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.  In partnership with the County of Los Angeles Public Library, the Cal State LA University Library hopes you will participate in this community event by reading the featured book, "Bless Me, Ultima" and joining our campus activities surrounding this important literary work.

Author Rudolfo Anaya thanks the County of Los Angeles Public Library and the Cal State LA University Library for activities related to this novel (WMV format).

Listen to an excerpt from "Bless Me, Ultima"  (MP3 format)

     Campus Events
  • Thursday, April 10, 2008     7:00pm     Theatrical Adaptation of Bless Me, Ultima
    Come and enjoy a theatrical adaptation of Bless Me, Ultima adapted and directed by Prof. Theresa Larkin with Alejandra Flores playing the role of Ultima.   Free Admission
    Location:  Cal State LA Music Hall  

    Second Performance just added!      Saturday, April 12    7:00pm    Music Hall
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2008     12:00-1:00pm     Bless Me, Ultima Discussion Group
    Please join us for a book discussion group hosted by the University Library.
    Location:  University Library ~ Conference Room ~ Library North, Level B, Room 530.

  • Thursday, April 17, 2008     6:00pm     Big Read finale lecture by Dr. Robert Cantu
    "Narrative Cycles in Rudolfo Anaya's novels, from Bless Me, Ultima (1972) to The Curse of the ChupaCabra (2006)."
    Location:  Cal State LA,  King Lecture Hall 2  > more info

  • Visit the Big Read Calendar Page for a complete listing of events in our community
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