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The Big Read

Happy birthday to American novelist Ernest Hemingway! Celebrate with these collection of quotes from the author.
When author Kelly Link was a kid, she owned a pet boa constrictor named “Baby.” Celeste Ng had dreams of becoming an astronaut and Kao Kalia Yang loved reading Little House on the Prairie . Before they became writers, Ron Carlson was a fry cook, Emily St. John Mandel was a professional dancer, and...
See how Cape Fear Museum is highlighting wartime history through artifacts and literature!
Meet some our Big Read authors in our Art Works podcasts!
Wise words from NEA Big Read author Willa Cather.
See how Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library hosted a Big Read program this last year that called attention to their Ethiopian community.
Check out these quotes that give us insight about the world according to NEA Big Read author Thornton Wilder.
If you drew a Venn diagram to illustrate the myriad overlapping connections between NEA Jazz Masters —who played with who when—there’d be at least one unexpected artist floating somewhere in the center: guitarist, Bill Frisell . He’s collaborated with so many NEA Jazz Masters it’s almost impossible...
See how Pennyroyal Arts Council's Big Read program sparked conversation with its community.
Can you guess which quotes were truly said by Big Read authors and which ones we've doctored?