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LAVC OBOC Presents the Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin Documentary

You're invited to the LAVC OBOC Program's special screening of the first-ever documentary about Ursula K. Le Guin, the author of this year's college-wide shared book The Left Hand of Darkness, on Wednesday, April 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the LAVC Music Recital Hall. Light refreshments will be served before the screening. The free screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the film's producer/director and editor. The event is free and open to all students, faculty and staff!

LAVC OBOC Presents the Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin Documentary

The LAVC One Book, One College (OBOC) Program is presenting a free screening of the "Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin" documentary film on Wednesday, April 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the LAVC Music Recital Hall in the Music Building. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the film's producer/director Arwen Curry, and film editor Juli Vizza. In addition, refreshments will be provided before the free screening from 12:45-1:15 p.m. 

The award-winning feature-length documentary explores the life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin, who was best known for writing groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as A Wizard of Earthsea, The Left Hand of Darkness, and the Dispossessed. Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the margins of "respectable literature, until her work forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. Her fascinating story has never before been captured on film.

This screening event is held in support of the LAVC OBOC 2018-2019 book selection of The Left Hand of Darkness by Le Guin. Every year, LAVC OBOC coordinates campus activities that tie to that year's college shared book selection. In addition, LAVC faculty in a variety of disciplines incorporate the selected book into their course teaching.

The LAVC OBOC Program, which is coordinated on campus by Michelle Lewis, is a successful concept has been implemented at other colleges and universities. The selected "One Book" is threaded across disciplines and throughout curriculum, to foster opportunities for creativity, scholarship, critical thinking, and academic dialogue. The One Book selection creates a shared intellectual experience for students, faculty, administration and staff. The 2016-2017 book was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and the 2017-2018 book was How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. This is the third year of OBOC Program, and the college selected Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness

For more information about the LAVC One Book, One College Program, visit the LAVC One Book, One College Web page.

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 4/1/2019 5:00:00 PM