Pamela Staik at http://www.sunnewspapers.net/ notes that Stephen King will be kicking off a month-long "Big Read program" on March 20 at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County at 11 a.m..
Angie Patterson, manager of libraries in Charlotte County is quoted as saying, "It looks like Stephen King will be doing a combination of speaking and probably a question and answer session, but we're still working on it.".
There are four hundred available seats, which are free to the public througha lottery system. Exactly how to get in that lottery will be released in February..
Patterson notes that while King is a big draw, his interest is not simply in selling books or hear his speech, but to involve people in the Big Read program. Big Read program is actually exactly what it sounds like -- a program meant at getting the American public back into books. This year their theme is Edgar Allen Poe. (Didn't I say a few weeks ago that King and Poe were both good stuff?).