TKAM 2010: To Kill a Mockingbird
AWAKENING AMERICA’S CONSCIENCE
6 to 8 p.m.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham: opening reception
APRIL 10-MAY 14
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, David J. Vann Gallery, Birmingham: art exhibit featuring works of art inspired by To Kill a Mockingbird (Hours: Tuesdays–Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.; regular BCRI admission charged)
Stonehenge Gallery, Montgomery: art exhibit featuring works of art inspired by To Kill a Mockingbird (Hours: May 18-20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; May 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Capri Theatre, Montgomery: showing of To Kill a Mockingbird motion picture (Admission charged)
Wynfield Estates, Montgomery: art event and auction (Tickets $50 per person, to go on sale on May 5)
Jane Grant Carter says
So love this book…and the movie! Truly both masterpieces. I feel so fortunate to have a first edition printing of the book and I am so careful each time I take it out to read it again. The story reads fresh every time and it’s wonderful to see the impact it had on society…and continues to have. Thanks for sharing, Rhoda!
Lori Lucas says
You had me at the first line. I absolutely love ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ as well. I am a high school English teacher and I get to teach it each year. It is wonderful to watch the students as they go from “WHAT…we HAVE to read an old book like that???” to “HOW COULD THEY TREAT SOMEONE THAT WAY”? (said loudly, hence the caps) to “I LOVE that book. Thank you for MAKING me read it.” I still have students from years ago email or FB me and tell me how they still remember TKAM. If Oklahoma was close enough, I would love to go to some of the special events. I am sure the art created from TKAM would be amazing. Just the poster on your post is wonderful. Maybe I can find that somewhere!
I enjoy your blog each and every day. Today was especially wonderful. 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend.
The power of TKAM is shown in a personal story. TKAM is my favorite work of fiction. It is also the favorite fictional novel of my friend Anita. What is the significance? I grew up in rural Southeastern Alabama. Anita grew up in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) India and moved to the US as a young woman. Our upbringing was world’s apart in more ways than one, yet we connect in Harper Lee’s amazing story. Such is the power of the written word.
LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! Been looking for an old copy but have not found one as of yet…. I am on a mission… Wish I was there to be a part of this… LOVE it!!! :O)
The best book and movie ever! Truly my favorite.
[email protected] Porch Musings says
I have a well worn and well loved copy of the book and never fail to see the movie, when it’s shown on TV. In fact, somewhere in all the movies we have at the lake, there is a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird.
TKAM is such a favorite. Wouldn’t you love to know the real story behind Harper Lee and Truman Capote and this novel? There are so many rumors, but none are definitive. TKAM is, of course, on so many of those banned lists…people should be appalled at that! I keep a running file of those. It’s approaching an inch or so thick at this point.
I, too, love this movie. I actually meant to blog about a couple of weeks ago and totally spaced. Mary Badham (Scout) was in Carrollton to open the movie that was shown at West GA college. My husband and I got to meet her and she was the sweetest lady. How cool that you have the hardback. Mine is paperback.
I’m nowehere nearby but I sure wish I could go! One of my favorite books also – I taught it in my literature class and all my students loved it too!
Laura @ PARING DOWN says
Another TKAM fan here. My grandmother and mother were both born in Alabama. I remember seeing the movie several times growing up before I read the novel. I always loved the line in the first chapter about the ladies like “tea cakes of sweat and sweet talcum.” And don’t get me started about Atticus (or Gregory Peck’s portrayal!)
One of my favorites to read as well as to teach.
” ‘Stand up, Scout. That’s your father passin’.”
This event looks very exciting! How I wish I could attend!!
Love this book! My husband and I are expecting our first baby girl in May, and her name is going to be Elizabeth “Scout”! Wish I was closer so I could attend and take pictures for her. I hope she someday understands the importance of such a powerful story!
This is one of my favorite books of all time. I’m hoping to be in AL visiting my daughter soon, maybe we can take in one of the events!
One of my favorites! I have my grandmother’s paperback copy, it was one of her favorited, too. I also named my cat “Scout”.