The fifth annual Book Bowl will take place April 4, 2013.
Randolph-Macon College will host the fifth annual Book Bowl at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday,
April 4, 2013 in the Oliver Room in the McGraw-Page
Library. The event, a face-off between students and faculty, encourages
the study and enjoyment of literature. This event is free and open to the public.
“This year, students have challenged faculty and staff to read Frank McCourt’s Angela’s
Ashes, and faculty challenged students to read Henry Louis Gates’ Colored People,”
says English Professor Marisa Cull.
Students came up with the idea to try memoir/non-fiction after last year's young-adult
theme and the previous year’s graphic- novel theme. “The winners enjoy a year’s
worth of bragging rights,” says Cull. “The Book Bowl isn’t about cash prizes; it
is about friendly competition between students and faculty.”
The Washington Literary
Society, which sponsors the Book Bowl, started the event in 2008 as a social
event for the organization.
“It’s something fun, but also something connected to the original goal of the Society,
which is to encourage the study and enjoyment of literature,” says Cull.
For the fourth consecutive year, the showdown will be judged by
R-MC Bookstore Manager Barclay DuPriest.
“Book Bowl is a night filled with laughter and friendly student/faculty competition,”
says DuPriest. “It’s a great opportunity for all students to take a study break
and head to the Oliver Room for an hour of entertainment as our students try—usually
successfully—to upend their professors.”
For more information, contact Cull at (804) 752-7289.