NEA Big Read
NEA Big Read
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s NEA Big Read of the Poetry of Emily Dickinson. I hope you all enjoyed reading Dickinson’s poetry and learning more about her life and interests. Please continue to read and color your copy of Profound by Accident: Galesburg Reads Emily Dickinson, or share the book with others. Thank you to Holly Whittet-Allison for providing beautiful drawings to illustrate the book.
Thank you to the Galesburg Civic Art Center and the Carl Sandburg Festival for being our partners for the NEA Big Read. Both these organizations assisted in promoting the NEA Big Read and planned events. Thank you to Dr. Rob McClure Smith, Monica Berlin, and Cynthia Gallaher for being presenters and introducing different concepts about Dickinson and poetry to the community.
Also thank you to Baked, the Beanhive Coffeehouse, the Galesburg Civic Art Center, GloBar Juice and Smoothie, Innkeeper’s Coffeehouse, Q’s Café, and Stone Alley Books and Collectibles for handing out pocket poems and copies of Profound by Accident: Galesburg Reads Emily Dickinson. A special thank you to the Beanhive Coffeehouse and Innkeeper’s Coffeehouse for making and selling special Emily Dickinson-themed treats. Your involvement helped to make the NEA Big Read of the Poetry of Emily Dickinson a true community-wide celebration.
Thank you to the Friends of Galesburg Public Library for your continued support of the library and the NEA Big Read program. This year the Friends’ donation helped to pay for treats at the tea party, a gift card prize for book discussion participants, and the Big Write prizes and book binding. Also, thank you to everyone on the Galesburg Public Library staff for supporting the NEA Big Read by promoting and participating in programs.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
The National Endowment for the Arts generously provides grants to fund NEA Big Read programming. Grant money is used to purchase books to give away for free and to pay for speaker and event fees. Thank you NEA and Arts Midwest!
For more information about NEA Big Read, please visit www.neabigread.org.
If you have any questions about NEA Big Read, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 309-343-6118 and ask for Lauren Pierce.
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