Community Reading Project Group Discussions
Goucher students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to read The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway over winter break as part of a community reading project and to gather with other community members this semester to discuss the book.
These discussions will be held:
Tuesday, February 5
12-1 p.m., Geen Community Center
Led by Allie Laban-Baker, vice president for communications, and Chaplain Cynthia Terry
Thursday, February 7
5-6 p.m., Geen Community Center
Led by Liz DeCoster, user services librarian, and Mary Tandia, assistant dean for multicultural student services
Friday, February 8
3:30-4:30 p.m., Geen Community Center
Led by Kristen Pinheiro, director of media relations, and Jennifer White, associate director of international studies
In a city ravaged by war, an unnamed cellist vows to play 22 days in memory of 22 people who were killed waiting in line to buy bread. Among the strangers drawn into the orbit of his music are a young father looking for water for his family, an older man seeking the humanity he once knew, and a young sniper deciding the kind of person she wants to be — and the cellist’s fate. Inspired by Vedran Smailovic, the cellist who, in 1992, played in a bombed-out Sarajevo square for 22 days in memory of 22 people who were killed by a mortar attack, this acclaimed and inspiring international bestseller is a tribute to the human spirit.
The conversations will be informal, and no preparation is necessary to participate.
For more information, contact Chaplain Cynthia Terry at 410-337-6048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.