MARQUETTE, Mich.—Two events will be held next week to augment the One Book, One Community’s discussion of The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon. A lecture and discussion on the Balkans, hosted by Northern Michigan University history professor Chet DeFonso, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at the Peter White Public Library. A screening of the 2003 Serb/Croatian film Witnesses, followed by a discussion led by NMU history professor Robbie Goodrich, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Peter White Public Library. Both events are free and open to the public. One Book, One Community is a program to encourage the Marquette County and NMU communities to read and discuss a common book. Related events are held in a variety of settings throughout the year. The Lazarus Project is a historical fiction account of the 1908 shooting of a 19-year-old named Lazarus Averbuch, a Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe. It is interwoven with the story of a fictional Bosnian-American writer in Chicago during the 21st century. For more information and a schedule of upcoming events, visit www.nmu.edu/onebook.
October 4, 2011