The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman - Fall 2005, Ohlone College Book Club

…is our book selection for Fall 2005. We are teaming up with the Theater Department this semester and will be reading a playThe Laramie Project.

About The Laramie Project:

"Moises Kaufman and his Tectonic Theater Project have written a play documenting the aftermath of the savage killing of Matthew Shepard, including the perspectives of both friends and strangers. This innovative theatrical composition, structured not in scenes, but in "moments," addresses the various issues relating to the tragedy of Shepard, a young gay man whose murder has since become a symbol for America's struggle against intolerance … [an] authentic portrayal of a small town facing a terrifying event."
- Publishers Weekly

Purchase copies in the Ohlone College Library for $8 USD each (cash only please) - buy from the Reference/Information Desk (not the Circulation/Checkout Desk).

Book Discussion

  • Wednesday, October 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Newark Memorial High School, Room 315
    Discussion led by Rick Flynn, English Department

  • Friday, October 21, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Ohlone College Library, Video Conference Room 1307
    Discussion led by Mark Nelson, Theatre Department

Can't attend a live discussion? Librarian Kathy Sparling has set up a Blog for the Book Club. We will be posting topics for discussion there and you are welcome to join the discussion by posting your own comments in response. Visit the Book Club Blog at (be sure you are using a current version of Netscape, Internet Explorer, FireFox or other browser if the blog doesn't display correctly - Netscape 4.x is outdated and the blog may not appear as intended!).