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photo credit Randi Baird One Book, One Region starring Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks Caleb's Crossing The eleventh annual One Book, One Region kickoff will take place on Tuesday, May 8 at 6:00pm and will be held at the Mystic Arts Center. Geraldine Brooks and her novel Caleb's Crossing will be introduced to readers at the event. Books will be available for purchase at the event courtesy of Bank Square Books. Refreshments will be served. The kickoff event will also feature Living Literature's "ten minute teaser" of their 55-minute reader's theater interpretation of Caleb's Crossing. Living Literature is a collective of Rhode Island based artists and educators who create programs for both those who have and have not read the novel. Their dramatic presentations are intended to stimulate discussion at the performance and subsequent book group settings. Performing this piece with Artistic Diretor Barry Press are Tanya Anderson and David Rabinow. Their full program based on the novel will be presented at the Groton Public Library in July. Geraldine Brooks is the author of six books, including the novel Year of Wonders and the nonfiction work Nine Parts of Desire; her second novel, March, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2006. Earlier in her career, Brooks was a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and was stationed in Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East. Born in Australia, she currently divides her time between Martha's Vineyard and Sydney. Book discussions and other programs related to the book are planned at libraries this summer and will be posted on the website www.onebookoneregion.org. Ms. Brooks will return to southeastern Connecticut on September 18th to meet local readers. The goals of One Book, One Region are to bring people together to discuss ideas, to broaded the appreciation of reading and to break down barriers among people. One Book, One Region is supported in part by the Connecticut Humanities Council. For more information, please contact the Groton Public Library at 860.441.6750.