Press Release: UCTV Celebrates National Library Week With "Words Worth Watching" (3/17/2003)

UCTV Celebrates National Library Week With "Words Worth Watching"

Weeklong Celebration Of All Things Literary, April 7-12

LA JOLLA, March 17 - From John Steinbeck to Jane Smiley, literature takes center stage on the University of California's 24-hour television channel (UCTV) April 7-12 in honor of National Library Week. Every day from 4:00 to 8:00 pm (PST), delve into UCTV's treasure trove of book and poetry readings, author interviews, commentary and lively discussion on all things literary.

UCTV’s "celebration of literature" is timed to coincide with the American Library Association’s annual National Library Week. While local libraries around the country reach out to their communities, UCTV hopes to join in that effort by reaching their ten million viewers nationwide and demonstrating the everlasting value and enrichment that books can bring to all of our lives.

Detailed program information and broadcast times can be found here at UCTV

Some highlights from "Words Worth Watching Week" include:

    Revelle Forum: Joan Didion
    Monday, April 7 at 4:00pm

    Joan Didion discusses her latest work, Political Fictions

    E. O. Wilson - Science and the Humanities
    Tuesday, April 8 at 5:00pm

    Scientist and author Edward O. Wilson discusses interconnections between science and the humanities

    Greg Sarris: An Afternoon with the Author
    Wednesday, April 9 at 4:00pm

    The writer discusses what it means to a Native American in America.

    An Afternoon with the Writer Sebastian Junger
    Thursday, April 10 at 5:00pm

    The author reads selections from Fire, a riveting collection of literary journalism

    Jane Smiley: An Evening with the Author
    Friday, April 11 at 5:00pm

    The Pulitzer-Prize-winning author discusses her spirited novel Horse Heaven

    Trampling Out the Vintage: Reflections on John Steinbeck and The Grapes of Wrath
    Friday, April 11 at 6:00pm

    Documentary about the genesis and history of Steinbeck's novel, and its hold on the American imagination.

    Artists on the Cutting Edge: W.S. Merwin
    Saturday, April 12 at 7:30pm

    Merwin is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Carrier of Ladders and most recently The River of Sound

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