“Story of Success” Events a Hit!

The presentations at the two “Story of Success” events (Eureka and Crescent City) ranged from the academic to the highly personal. There was historical analysis, overcoming language obstacles, mastering an art, live music, the challenges of writing and self-publishing a book, a humorous take on learning from failure, analysis of the Outliers text as classist and not applying to queer culture, free zines, and the inspiring story of two sisters who have overcome hardship together.

Friday (Feb 22) and Saturday (Feb 23) were two revelatory evenings demonstrating that students at College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University have acute intellects and are discerning readers, articulate communicators, and insightful.

The event proved that a text can be read in many ways, that we all can expand on a larger discourse beyond the pages of a book, and that sharing a common reading together is edifying and enlightening.

North Coast Journal Features Outliers

The February 20, 2013 issue of North Coast Journal features the Book of the Year, Outliers, in it’s “In Review” column on page 23. Anthony Correale’s quarter-page article sums up the book nicely and mentions this weekend’s Book of the Year events, starting with Friday’s 7pm event at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center in Eureka. A second performance is on Saturday at 6pm in Crescent City.

NCJ further promotes the event in the “Calendar” section on page 21. To top it all off the cover carries the bottom-right missive: “The book for a whole year” [their italics].