News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 13, 2014

‘Magnificent Ambersons’ screening to kick off March 17 keynote address

News Release

---- — A screening of Orson Welles’ 1942 film, ‘The Magnificent Ambersons,’ will kick off the Wabash Valley Big Read’s keynote address Monday in Cunningham Memorial Library at Indiana State University.

Keynote speaker Craig Simpson is the manuscripts archivist at the Lilly Library, where he oversees the arrangement and description of the Lilly’s manuscripts collections. The Lilly Library currently has a Welles collection numbering about 20,000 items that pertain to his activities on radio, stage and film, as well as to his personal and political life. Simpson is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists and an oral historian.

Free parking will be available on the ISU campus at 5 p.m., and the film screening will begin at 5:15 in the Library Events Area of Cunningham Memorial Library. The keynote address will begin after the screening, at 7.

After Simpson’s address, Tom Roznowski will lead a question-and-answer session. Roznowski is an American writer and performer whose work is expressed in a variety of mediums including performances, original songs, published books, audio essays, short subject film and magazine articles.

The event is free; refreshments will be provided. Call 812-232-1116 for more information.

For a complete listing of Wabash Valley Big Read programs, visit