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November 27, 2012 / ivytechartspartner

New “Big Read” Grant Applications Now Available

The “Big Read” is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs taking place between September 2013 and June 2014.
The “Big Read” is a national program designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.
Organizations selected to participate in “The Big Read” receive a grant, educational and promotional materials, and access to online training resources and opportunities. Approximately 75 organizations from across the country will be selected.
The new titles for the 2013 “Big Read” include: The Namesake, by Jhump Lahiri; True Grit, by Charles Portis; and Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea.
The deadline for application is 4:00 p.m. (CST) February 5, 2013. Visit the “Big Read” website for more information. Have additional questions? Call Arts Midwest at 612-238-8010 or email

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