Time to pull out those copies of Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” if you ever let them get buried in the bookshelf.
From an article by AJCer Howard Pousner:
The Atlanta History Center’s literary division has selected Hurston’s seminal 1937 novel for its second annual the Big Read event. Atlantans are encouraged to read the Harlem Renaissance writer’s most popular work between Jan. 30-March 16, whether solo or part of a book or discussion group.
The History Center is launching related programs (all of it free) beginning Feb. 17, from a Harlem Renaissance kick-off party to book readings and film showings.
The Big Read is a National Endowment for the Arts initiative taken up every year by communities all over the United States. You might have read last year’s pick by the Margaret Mitchell House Literary Center, “The Great Gatsby.”
A quick search on the NEA’s Big Read community site points out that Kennesaw State University is reading “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” and Towne Lake Arts Centre in Woodstock and a library in Carrollton are reading “To Kill A Mockingbird.”
Here are some Atlanta Big Read-related events coming up:
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