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"Read This" Program


Spearheaded by Dr. Keith Fudge in 2009, the Read This program is a multidisciplinary literay program, which originated in the English Department and has since extended to the UAFS campus and Fort Smith community. We provide programming related to the campus big read, which begins in our Composition II courses. Such events consist of a book launch, a read-aloud, a lecture series, community-wide book discussions, and ultimately, a speaking engagement with the author or other prominent guests, among other activities. 

Read This is a great way to educate participants on important social issues. The interactions with others help us further understand the diverse populations of our campus and community and make us more informed citizens and more enlightened human beings. 

If you miss any events, please refer to our Facebook page for photos and possible recordings:

Latest Book

2020-2022       Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 

Part of this program was made possible with a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Previous Books / Programs

2019-2020       Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

2018-2019        Station Eleven (NEA Big Read)

2016-2018        Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

2015-2016         House Made of Dawn by N Scott Momaday

2014-2015         The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

2013-2014         The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

2012-2013         The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

2011-2012          The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness by Simon Wiesenthal

2010-2011          True Grit by Charles Portis

Spring Schedule

* These events will be available on Zoom or Facebook Live.