The Chuck Jones Essential Reading List Book Club & Discussion Group!

The Chuck
Jones Essential Reading List Book Club and Discussion Group

(Served with
Tea & Cake)

New Program at
Chuck Jones Center for Creativity Launches in February

Costa Mesa, CA: Linda Jones Clough, daughter of
legendary animation director and creator, Chuck Jones, and founding trustee of
the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity located at 3321 Hyland Ave., Suite A,
Costa Mesa, CA—in South Coast Collection (SoCo), announced today the formation
and first meeting date of the Chuck Jones
Essential Reading List Book Club & Discussion Group
for Wednesday,
February 27 from 7 to 8 PM at the Center. A suggested donation to the Center
for participating is $15.00 per meeting.

“Many years
ago, my father made a list of what he considered to be an essential reading
list for any literate, English-speaking person. He felt that all 49 books
should be read at least once, if not more often. The Chuck Jones Essential Reading List Book Club & Discussion Group
will work its way through the list one book per month,” said Mrs. Clough,
“we’ll start with James Stephens’ “The Crock of Gold”, a rich mix of folklore
and philosophy by one of Ireland’s renowned authors.”

No one is
too old or too young to join the club as long as they are willing to read the
book and participate in the discussion. The book club will meet every fourth
Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8 PM at the Center. Participants are expected
to read the book or story prior to the discussion meeting and be prepared to
share ideas, inspiration, or short passages of interest. The leader for the
discussion will rotate among participants; each leader for the next month’s meeting
will volunteer the prior month.

The books
selected for the first half of 2013 from the Chuck Jones Essential Reading List
are: February 27, “The Crock of Gold” by James Stephens; March 27, “Cabbages
and Kings” by O’Henry; April 24, “Farewell My Lovely” by Raymond Chandler; May
22, “The Red Pony by John Steinbeck; June 26, “Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter.
The entire year’s worth of books and meeting dates can be found at the Center’s
website calendar of events, www.ChuckJonesCenter.org/calendar.

Many of the
books are available for free by downloading them to your Kindle or other
tablet/computer or for a few dollars through Amazon and other venues for those
who prefer the sweet smell of paper and turning actual pages instead of
virtual ones.

CJ BY MJ 1983 6 x 4 72 dpi
Chuck Jones photographed at the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens in 1983 by his wife, Marian Jones.

The Chuck Jones
Center for Creativity is  a
not-for-profit 501(c)3 charity located at 3321 Hyland Ave., Ste. A, Costa Mesa,
CA. Founded in 1999 by four-time Academy Award recipient and legendary
animation creator and director, Chuck Jones, the Center’s vision is to inspire
the innate creative genius within each person that leads to a more joyous,
passionate, and harmonious life and world. 

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