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Rogue Reads: What it Was: Growing Up When the Music Mattered, 18+ YRS

Rogue Reads: What it Was: Growing Up When the Music Mattered, 18+ YRS

The classic era of rock & roll music was a time of incredible creativity in the arts and in artful ways of living. It was a tumultuous time, too, when struggles over civil rights, the Vietnam War, political assassinations, and gender equity sometimes made it seem the world was coming apart. The music helped us get through it. It gave us a voice, an anthem, a gathering place where we shared our dreams and our fears. An entire community — the counterculture — grew up around it.

Revisit those times with a writer who covered counterculture and music with press credentials and a backstage pass. James Pagliasotti was the first rock & roll columnist for the Denver Post, where he covered music and counterculture from 1968-1974. He has written for Rolling Stone magazine and numerous other publications, and is the author of three books, including the one this presentation is drawn from.

About Rogue Reads 

Rogue Reads encourages everyone in Jackson County to read and discuss the same books. This three-month program takes place December through February and features discussions and programs on the 2022-23 theme: Music & Community.

Join the Rogue Reads Challenge on Beanstack, then read and discuss this year's titles: Music is History by Questlove (adults), If I Ever Get Out Of Here by Eric Gansworth (teens), Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan (tweens), and Because by Mo Willems (children and families). Beanstack participants track their reading to earn badges and chances to win fun prizes.

Look for more exciting Rogue Reads programs, including virtual author talks with Hena Khan and Eric Gansworth and a screening of Summer of Soul, Questlove's Grammy award-winning documentary. Register for these events and view the complete schedule at jcls.org/roguereads

Rogue Reads is made possible with the generous support of the Jackson County Library Foundation.

Rogue Reads - JCLF


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