The finale will be a talk by the author on the evening of Oct. 9 in Rome.
“Where Am I Wearing?” is about one man’s quest to find out how and where his clothes were being made. Timmerman traveled to Honduras, Bangladesh, and China to find the factories and meet the people who made his clothes. He is a free-lance writer who focuses his attention on globalization, travel, and the outdoors.
Timmerman, who lives in Muncie, Ind., has spent the night in a castle in Romania, gone undercover as an underwear buyer in Bangladesh, played PlayStation in Kosovo, and worked as a SCUBA instructor in Key West, Fla. He chronicles his adventures in a blog at www.whereamiwearing.com.
One Book, Many Voices, now in its sixth year, aims to bring books and authors with messages of social significance to the attention of the community.
The mission of One Book, Many Voices is to foster literacy, encourage dialogue and build community in Floyd County by inviting citizens to read and discuss the same book and participate in programs related to the book and its themes.
The Rome News-Tribune is once again sponsoring a writing contest for local students.
Middle, high school, and college students from Rome and Floyd County are eligible to enter and share what the book means to them in 500 words or less. The deadline for the writing contest is Sept. 7, 2012.
Contest winners will receive a signed copy of Timmerman’s book and will get to meet the author at a private reception the night of his speech.
Kelsey Timmerman’s talk is scheduled for 7 p.m., Oct. 9, 2012. The author will sign books afterward. Tickets, which are $5 each, will go on sale in August.
As details are finalized, more information will be found at www.romelibrary.org/onebook.htm, the One Book, Many Voices website.