The Big Read Blog (Archive)

Our Town

February 4, 2013 The cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of Our Town , directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson On January 22, 1938, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town premiered at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey. Seventy-five years later, the play remains one of the most...
As part of the Big Read, Dr. Zipf leads a walking tour, which began outside St. Mary’s Church. Photo courtesy of the Preservation Society of Newport County No one understands the power of place better than the Preservation Society of Newport County . The not-for-profit is charged with maintaining...
Washington, DC Produced by Josephine Reed. Posted by Adam Kampe. Playwright Edward Albee. Thornton Wilder?s novel, The Bridge of San Luis Rey , is a Big Read selection. But we also wanted to explore Wilder?s influence as a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Who better to discuss this with than...
Washington, DC "Travel" by Tiffa Day via Flickr While the newest round of looming winter storms is wreaking havoc with travel plans all across the country, it turns out that armchair traveling is still alive and well. In that spirit, here are five Big Read events that are on my wish list for...
Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal critic and National Council on the Arts member, shares today on his blog about two authors very close to the hearts of Big Readers. http://www.artsjournal.com/aboutlastnight/2008/08/tt_sacred_to_the_memory.html
June 3, 2008 Washington, DC Last week in Los Angeles, thousands of publishing professionals descended on BookExpo America, the publishing industry's annual four-day orgy of gladhanding and handwringing. If you're reading this, the prospect of everybody from our Readers Circle member Azar Nafisi to...