UNCW OFFICE OF THE ARTS & WILLIAM MADISON RANDALL LIBRARY
ANNOUNCE THE KICK-OFF OF THE NEA BIG READ: CAPE FEAR
Three counties will come together to read and celebrate The House on Mango Street and other companion titles
Wilmington, NC, August 26, 2021
UNCW Office of the Arts, Randall Library, and community partners will launch the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read: Cape Fear, a program that explores The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros and other companion titles.
The NEA Big Read: Cape Fear is presented in partnership with Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County, Brunswick Arts Council, Cameron Art Museum, Cape Fear Community College, Cape Fear Literacy Council, Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, DC Virgo Preparatory Academy, The Harrelson Center, International School at Gregory, Isaac Bear Early College, NC Project Lead, Inc., New Hanover County Public Library, New Hanover County Schools, Pender County Library, UNCW Centro Hispano, UNCW Department of Creative Writing, UNCW Department of English, UNCW Department of World Languages and Cultures, UNCW Gender Studies & Research Center, UNCW Honors College, UNCW Watson College of Education, WHQR, Working Films, and the YWCA Lower Cape Fear, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The NEA Big Read: Cape Fear is a collaborative, year-long effort to promote literacy in Wilmington and the broader Cape Fear region. Programming for the NEA Big Read: Cape Fear spans three counties and includes community book reads, discussions, family-friendly events, book clubs, teacher trainings, performances, story times, and art festivals. Close to 2,000 books will be given away during the NEA Big Read: Cape Fear across New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick Counties. Please visit our website at https://uncw.edu/arts/neabigread/index.html for the most current schedule of events.
An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.
For more information on this event, please contact Katie Crosby at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our website at https://uncw.edu/arts/neabigread/index.html, follow us on Instagram @artsuncw, or like us on Facebook @UNCW Office of the Arts.