The Big Read Blog (Archive)

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Well friends, it's time once again for the Big Read Blog to take its annual summer hiatus. We'll be back in September---with three new titles to boot!---but in the meantime, we hope you'll keep in touch through our Art Works and Blue Star Museums blogs, and through Facebook and Twitter...
As we get ready to announce our new Shakespeare in American Communities grantees, we thought it was an opportune time to reflect on the continued importance of teaching, reading, and performing Shakespeare. And who better to explain this than those who have been personally touched, influenced, and...
Reading in Bed by flickr user Artotem Last week, as part of The Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society's Big Read , Washington Post book critic Jonathan Yardley gave a lecture on the "art of reading." While we weren't there to hear his talk, we thought we'd share a few insights on reading from some of our...
The First Thanksgiving by flickr user skitpero Thanksgiving…the name of the holiday is a self-descriptor. Giving thanks. This season of reflection joins families and friends all over the nation and asks for pause to remember what is important---or what should be more important. Perhaps that is why...