THE BIG READ is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and bring the transformative power of literature into the lives of its citizens. THE BIG READ brings together partners across the country to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment.
Dubuque's BIG READ events will run from January 13 through February 29, 2008 and will feature Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon.
Programs will include book discussions, film screenings, panel discussions, an author visit and a spectacular closing reception.
Our partners include the following organizations:
- Dubuque County Library
- James Kennedy Public Library in Dyersville
- National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
- River Lights, 2nd Edition