New Big Read grants and reading selections available

New Big Read grants and reading selections available

Application deadline: February 5, 2013

The Big Read is accepting applications from non-profit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs between September 2013 and June 2014. The Big Read is a national program designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.

Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read receive a grant, educational and promotional materials, and access to online training resources and opportunities. Approximately 75 organizations from across the country will be selected.

The Big Read is proud to announce the addition of three new titles to The Big Read list this year:

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

True Grit by Charles Portis

Into the Beautiful North by Luís Alberto Urrea

Participate in a webinar hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts on November 13 @ 4:30pm.
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Questions? Call Arts Midwest at 612.238.8010 or email

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