The Daily Standard: Book, film forum takes off

CELINA - A group of Wright State University-Lake Campus English majors has launched a forum to discuss novels and their respective film adaptations in an effort to share a love of storytelling with the community.

Stream and Read made its debut in March at the Mercer County District Library, where participants compared and contrasted elements of Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House" with clips from the movie and the recent Netflix series that were inspired by the classic tale of terror.

The first session was a success with roughly a half dozen people from outside the classroom joining in the conversation.

"We had a couple that were really invested in discussing the book," student Lindsey Dieringer said. "They came because, you could tell, they had this passion and appreciation for what they read."

Lake Campus English Professor Christine Junker in her upperclass literature practicum course guides her students in using and refining their literary study skills in practical ways in the community.

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