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The Secret Life of Bees Teacher’s Guide

January 8, 2008

A teacher’s guide for The Secret Life of Bees is available from Penguin for use in high school classrooms. The Secret Life of Bees has been widely adopted into high school curriculums across the country and been a favorite on student reading lists. This excellent and highly creative guide can also be used in conjunction…

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Charleston Movie Premiere

January 7, 2008

The Charleston premiere of The Secret Life of Bees movie will be held on Oct 16 at the Terrace Theatre, followed by a reception at the Harbour Club. The film is based on the best-selling novel, authored by Charleston resident and LILA Board member Sue Monk Kidd, who will be in attendance and speak briefly.…

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The Secret Life of Bees Movie Poster

January 6, 2008
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The Toronto International Film Festival

January 5, 2008

The Secret Life of Bees will have its World Premiere at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. The “Gala Presentation” will be held September 5. The festival runs September 4-13. Official Press Release  

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Movie production begins forThe Secret Life of Bees

January 1, 2008

Fox Searchlight began principal filming for the screen adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees on January 9th in North Carolina. Release: October 17, 2008 Written for the Screen and Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood Based upon the novel by: Sue Monk Kidd Produced by: Lauren Shuler Donner, James Lassiter, Will Smith, Joe Pichirallo Executive Produced…

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The Secret Life of Bees featured in Jerry Seinfeld's Bee Movie

April 1, 2007

The Secret Life of Bees is featured in the top box office feature, ‘Bee Movie’, an animated film written by Jerry Seinfeld. The novel is mentioned and shown briefly during a pivotal courtroom scene.

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Introduction for Thomas Merton's New Seeds of Contemplation

March 1, 2007

Sue has written the Introduction for a new edition of one of Thomas Merton’s most enduring and popular books, New Seeds of Contemplation, published by New Directions, November 28, 2007. Sue’s Introduction is a personal essay recounting her first visit to Merton’s monastic hermitage at the age of 39 and her reflections on the impact…

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The Mermaid Chair Movie on iTunes

February 1, 2007

The television adaptation of The Mermaid Chair starring Kim Basinger, Alex Carter and Bruce Greenwood is now available on iTunes. The movie originally debuted on Lifetime Television September 2006. In order to download, go to iTunes and search for The Mermaid Chair.

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Penguin to Release Firstlight Paperback

January 1, 2007

Sue’s collection of early spiritual writings – a 2006 bestseller in hardcover – will be available in paperback Sept. 25, 2007, published by Penguin.

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Firstlight Chosen as Book of the Month

October 1, 2006

Spirituality & Health Magazine has chosen Firstlight as their book club selection for the months of November and December. Visit Spirituality & Health’s website to register to view exclusive reviews and discussion guides for Firstlight. Also, be sure to register to take part in a live teleconference with Sue to discuss Firstlight on November 16.

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