Brenda Craven will lead a discussion of the book “Holes” by Louis Sachar at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Newton Public Library’s Bessmer Meeting Room, 720 N. Oak.


Brenda Craven will lead a discussion of the book “Holes” by Louis Sachar at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Newton Public Library’s Bessmer Meeting Room, 720 N. Oak.

This Newberry winner tells the story of Stanley Yelnats digging holes in the searing sun at a juvenile detention center and finding along the way his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

“Holes” is the final selection of a three-part “Reader’s Choice” series. The TALK (Talk About Literature in Kansas) book discussion series is provided by the Kansas Humanities Council, a non-profit organization with 30 years of promoting the understanding of the history, traditions, and ideas that shape our lives and build community.

Craven is an instructor of English at Fort Hays State University, where she teaches world literature and composition. Her previous responsibilities at the university included assistant alumni director and assistant director of ProjectSERV AmeriCorps. Brenda received her M.A. in English from Fort Hays State University. Brenda joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2008.

Those interested in attending the discussion may reserve copies of the book from the Library. For more information, contact Marilyn Schmidt at 283-2890. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.