Published in 1997â€“and an Oprah favoriteâ€“ [amazon-product text=”A LESSON BEFORE DYING” type=”text”]0375702709[/amazon-product] was chosen as this yearâ€™s selection for One Book Holyoke, a community project based on the idea of the Big Read, a program by the National Endowment for the Arts to encourage reading.
One activity was a dramatic reading by the Holyoke based company, Enchanted Circle Theater. They compressed the action of the book into a dramatic script of about an hour and a half. Writers Voice went to a reading at Holyoke City Hall for an audience of local high school students. You can listen to the entire reading here, but we air excerpts on the show.