This year Athens, Georgia, will celebrate the East-West Dog! It's the zodiac year of the dog in 2018, and we will have a series of events lined up to help us learn more about the literature, language, and culture from China and other Asian countries.
A Big Read project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, "To Live in Athens, GA" is focused on the great novel "To Live" by Yu Hua as well as Asian-American children and young adult novels by Grace Lin (author of the "Year of the Dog" book and many others).
Join us as we celebrate our third Big Read event in Athens and welcome the lunar new year!
Artwork by Phineas Alexander
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
El proyecto NEA Big Read es una iniciativa del National Endowment for the Arts (el Fondo Nacional para las Artes de Estados Unidos) en cooperación con Arts Midwest.
Big Read Athens events focus on community celebrations of great literature! Events attract a wide diversity of readers and are free or low cost, but similar events are made possible thanks to donations. To donate to this or future events, visit LLE's support fund page.
Funds are for the NEA Big Read or Misha's Creative Literacy programs.
Athens has hosted NEA Big Read events for several years. In 2015, the city celebrated poet Robinson Jeffers; in 2016 it was writer Edgar Allan Poe