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Turning the page . . .

As you can see, David Kipen ran into a few Big Writers as well as Big Readers during his reader's roadtrips.

On December 31, the NEA and The Big Read bid farewell to David Kipen who is returning to his life as a roving writer and reviewer. In the works for David are the essay collection, A Raft of Books: How American Literature Saved Our Lives, and introductions to some reissued WPA Guides, which longtime readers of The Big Read blog will know provided much fodder for Kipen?s reader?s roadtrips. We wish David well with his future endeavors, which we?re sure will include much evangelizing on the pleasures of picking up a good book.

Speaking of picking up?and discussing and celebrating---a good book, don?t forget to send us your Big Read snaps and stories. Give us your keynotes and read-a-thons, your jalopy parades and speakeasy tours, your author visits and student art contests, your fiestas and your hunts for the missing falcon. YOU are The Big Read, and we'd love to show you off in future posts on The Big Read Blog. Just drop a line to


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