As the final “Big Read” events surrounding To Kill a Mockingbird, renowned Harper Lee Biographer Charles Shields spoke at Barnes & Noble on the evening of February 24, 2009.
Mr. Shields is author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee and I Am Scout, a book about Harper Lee for younger readers. A former English teacher, Mr. Shields spent four years doing research on Harper Lee and delivers a riveting talk about the experience.
At the end of his presentation, a special raffle was held for an autographed copy of the 40th anniversary edition of To Kill a Mockingbird signed especially by Harper Lee for Bowling Greenâ€™s Big Read program. Raffle tickets at $10 a piece had been sold at Barnes & Noble ahead of Mr. Shieldâ€™s presentation.
One Response to Harper Lee Biographer Charles Shields Spoke in Bowling Green for the “Big Read” Event
What a cool event. I wish I could have been there as To Kill a Mockingbird is such a monumental piece of leadership. Great idea with the raffle, by the way. I would have liked to have bought a ticket for that prize.