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October 29th, 2010

Film preview and learning sessions Nov. 8 & 9

A sneak peek film screening of "Fat Boy Chronicles" will be hosted by theChattanooga Choo Choo Centennial Theatre on Monday, November 8 at7:30 p.m. Admission is FREE and on a "first come - first served" basis. No reservations are needed but seating is limited to 500. Authors and screenwriters Michael Buchannan and Diane Lang will be available following the film screening for a question and answer session and book signing.

Then on Tuesday, November 9, at 9 a.m., the City of Chattanooga Department of Education, Arts & Culture (EAC) in partnership with Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga and the United Way of Greater Chattanooga presents the Connecting the Dots mid-year summit featuring "Fat Boy Chronicles" authors Michael Buchannan and Diane Lang and artist and education advocate Sean Lane at the United Way Community Room. They will lead break-out sessions on the power of arts, self-awareness, and positive peer pressure in tackling the issues of childhood obesity and bullying.

Leading up to these events, middle school and high school classrooms and youth organizations are encouraged to read the book "Fat Boy Chronicles" as part of EAC's "What's Going On?" reading initiative addressing social issues through arts and literacy. A limited number of books are available to schools, community centers, and youth organizations through United Way of Greater Chattanooga and the Ready by 21 initiative. For more information call (423) 752-0300.

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