Events Surrounding The Big Read

• 1/23 – Book Discussion, Base Camp Coffee Bar

• 1/23 – DeVita talks about adaptation, Björklunden, author/playwright/actor James DeVita speaks about the process of adaptation in turning Twain’s book into his play Tom Sawyer

• 1/24 – Children’s Day at the Fairfield, Fairfield Art Center, Children’s events from 10am-2pm with fence-painting and picture-taking.

• 1/26 – Is He Dead? public reading, TBA, The Clearing class studying David Ives’ Tony-nominated adaptation of Twain’s farce presents a staged reading of the play, directed by Alan Kopischke.

• 1/27- Book Discussion, Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library, Gary Jones will compare Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer

• 1/28 – Book Discussion, Eagle Harbor Inn

• 1/28 – Book Discussion, Forestville Library

• 1/29 – Young Adult Book Discussion, Sturgeon Bay Library

• 1/30 – Book Discussion, Novel Ideas Bookstore

• 1/31 – The Boys in Autumn, Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Isadoora Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Bernard Sabath’s conjecture of life 50 years later for Tom and Huck. Directed by Ross Dippel.

• 2/03 – Life on the Mississippi, Third Avenue Playhouse, American Folklore Theatre presents a staged reading/sing-through of the new musical based on Twain’s autobiographical coming-of-age tale.

• 2/05 – Book Discussion, Harbor Landing, Reservations Required

• 2/06 – Blood Oath Blood Drive, Northern Door YMCA

• 2/06 – Book Discussion, Fairfield Art Center, reading from the book by Jack Hirst

• 2/07 – Book Discussion, Fairfield Art Center, reading from the book by Jack Hirst

• 2/10 – Book Discussion, Bread and Water Café

• 2/11 – Book Discussion, The Blue Horse Bistro & Espresso

• 2/11 – Tom Sawyer film Sturgeon Bay Library, a showing of the 1917 silent film Tom Sawyer with a discussion led by Bill Utley.

• 2/13 and 14 – Tom Sawyer by James DeVita, Sevastopol School, Sevastopol students perform in James DeVita’s Tom Sawyer directed by Alan Kopischke

This is the listing of Door County’s Big Read events at the time of press. Additional events are still being arranged and will be announced and added to the schedules on the Web sites ( and as they are confirmed.