Texas Tech University

Library To Host Group Reading Dedicated to WWI Novel

Christiani Saucedo

April 9, 2015

The series of group readings is dedicated to a classic World War I novel.

All Quiet on the Western Front

An inaugural series of group readings, hosted by the Humanities Center at Texas Tech and the University Libraries, will be held April 13, 20 and 27 in room 309 of the Texas Tech Library.

The series novel, “All Quiet on the Western Front”, focuses on World War I which took place from 1914-18. This novel is one of the greatest war novels of all time and remains widely read to this day.

The author, Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of World War I, published the novel in 1929, describing the experiences of German soldiers during the war.

The first 40 participants to register for the event will receive a free copy of the book. Professors and librarians from Texas Tech who are experts in this era will moderate the discussions.

Jack Becker, librarian and moderator, explained his vision for the event.

“I really want all participants to go away happy, satisfied, feeling like the sessions were worth their time and effort to come,” Becker said. “History is important, and it is important for people to gather in groups and talk about a shared experience, even if it is just the experience of sharing their thoughts and feelings of a book.”

Door prizes and refreshments from the time era will be offered. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

To reserve a spot and a copy of the novel, contact Becker at (806) 834-1615, or jack.becker@ttu.edu.