TUNKHANNOCK — Author Stephen King is known for his horror stories, many of which were made into popular films. In 2018 Wyoming County Reads will explore another side of the author, by featuring two of his novellas included in his book “Different Seasons.”
The two novellas are “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption” and “The Body,” stories that were made into two award-winning films: “The Shawshank Redemption” and “Stand By Me.”
Wyoming County Reads is a collaboration of the Dietrich Theater and Tunkhannock Public Library, currently in its 14th year to inspire reading books that have been made into acclaimed films.
To celebrate Stephen King and to kick off Wyoming County Reads, John Tindell, of Northhampton College, will give a talk, “Stephen King in Film, Literature, and Pop Culture,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24. Copies of “Different Seasons” will be available for a discount at the free program.
Discussions of the books will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 7 and 21 at the Tunkhannock Public Library.
Movie showings will be presented at the Dietrich Theater. “The Shawshank Redemption” will be shown on Feb. 14 and “Stand By Me” will be screened on Feb. 28. Show times for both films are 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Discussion leader Bill Chapla will conduct a wrap-up at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at the library.
Discussions and movies are free and sponsored by the Wyoming County Commissioners.
For information, call the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500 or the Tunkhannock Public Library at 570-836-1677.