NEA Big Read

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"The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, a partnership with Arts Midwest, broadens our understanding of our world, our communities and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of titles that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery." NEA Big Read

This year's featured book is Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Beloved." Books will be available at program events, and can also be picked up at the front desk at the Finney Memorial Library.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • September
  • October
    • 13: Columbia State Community College Humanities and Social Sciences Lecture Series - "Exploring the Life and Influence of Author Toni Morrison"
    • 23, 24: "History's Hook" WKRM Radio Program

  • November
    • (TBD): Columbia State Community College History Lecture - “The True Story behind Author Toni Morrison’s Beloved”

  • December
    • (TBD) Columbia State Community College Student Vignettes of Beloved

  • February
    • 19, 20, 2022: "History's Hook" WKRM Radio Program
    • (TBD): Spring Hill Public Library Community Storytelling Program
    • (TBD): Columbia State Community College - Annual African American Read-In
    • (TBD): Columbia State Community College - Book Discussion

  • March
    • (TBD): Columbia State Community College Music Department Performance Tie-In: Spirituals

Additional Programming, Dates to be decided

  • Maury County Public Library - "The Incremental Big Read for New Readers" Program

  • Marshall County Memorial Library - Book Discussion

  • Spring Hill Public Library - "Bridge Book Program"
Further details will be added to this page and posted on Columbia State social media. Events, dates and times subject to change.