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Common Reading Program Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement

WSU Common Reading Jump-starts Year with Aug. 28 Visit by Ready Player One Sci-fi Author and Screenwriter Ernest Cline

PULLMAN, Wash.—Just one week into fall semester 2017-18, Washington State University students will meet acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Ernest Cline, in Pullman to deliver the 11th annual Common Reading Invited Lecture at 7 p.m. Mon., Aug. 28, in Beasley Coliseum.

Common Reading Book, Spring Spielberg Movie

Cline wrote the 2011 internationally best-selling, sci-fi dystopian novel Ready Player One, which thousands of students on five WSU campuses will use as their common reading book in first-year classes. Cline also co-wrote the screenplay for the adaptation of the book. The movie of the same name was directed by  Steven Spielberg. It will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on March 30, 2018, but can be seen in select theaters for midnight showtimes on March 29, Cline’s 45th birthday.

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