Star Wars Reads Day
● By Rick McGarry
Cat in the Hat vs Christopher Barbeau Founder of Ring of Steel Action Theatre.
Star Wars Reads Day, a celebration of literacy, Jedi, Sith, Wookiees, and all things Star Wars, returns to Barnes and Noble in Brighton on October 5, after a smashing success in 2012
Ring of Steel Action Theatre Jedi Masters will be there from 1:30-2:30 p.m., performing live action light saber duels. Customers are invited to join in the fun and learn Jedi techniques. Light sabers will be provided by Ring of Steel, or bring your own. Ring of Steel is a theatrical group based in Ann Arbor that has been performing and training people in the art of stage combat and movie stunt work, since 1989. Founder and Executive Director Maestro Christopher Barbeau, has been teaching and performing for almost forty years. Ring of Steel will also be providing air-brush face painting, compliments of Barnes & Noble.
Star Wars Fans are invited to dress-up for the event, which will include a fun drink menu in the Cantina Café, and Star Wars activities.
The event is part of a nationwide celebration that also involves libraries, other bookstores and retailers. Star Wars fans, authors and artists come together for this multi-publisher initiative. Participating publishers include Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK, Quirk Books, Random House Audio, Scholastic, Titan Magazines, and Workman. Last year, 30 authors and 1,500 costumed volunteers participated in over 1,200 Star Wars Reads Day events across North America.