NEA Big Read 2019

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The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Irving Public Library and Friends organization present the 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, a citywide celebration of literature from April 9 to May 18. The selected work is Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by famed New Yorker Cartoonist and award-winning author Roz Chast. The book captures Chast's complicated relationship with her aging parents as it becomes her turn to be the caregiver of the family. Presented as a graphic memoir, those interested in a quick, yet emotionally intense read will be immediately pulled in by its expressive drawings, unflinching candor and surprising humor. During the series, events will promote community-togetherness, open literary discussion and creative expression.

See more information about the selected NEA Big Read title, events for adults and families, book clubs and sponsors in the links below.

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