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March 23, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Time Details:
Discussions at various locations are Feb. 25 and March 7, 20 and 23
Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
1410 Wickham Ave.
Newport News, VA 23607
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NEA Big Read Closing Block Party for 'Citizen: An American Lyric'

Saturday, March 23, 2019

This closing event showcases poetry, artwork, and responses to "Citizen: An American Lyric," by Claudia Rankine. There will be music, food and drinks, and entertainment throughout the evening. Before the closing event, join a community discussion about "Citizen." This powerful work covers topics such as race and identity through vignettes, short stories, essays, poetry, and artwork. Ages 13 and up are welcome. The Hampton Library and Citizens' Unity Commission want residents to come together for a series of book discussions that will end with a "reading block party" on March 23. It's all part of One City One Book, a unique reading program designed to promote literacy and build a sense of community. The program is part of The BIG READ, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest. For more information, call 757-727-1312.