National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

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New Orleans, LA 70116

Tel: 504/586-1609
Fax: 504/586-1609
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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
Dinaw Mengestu

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Events

2014 Orientation Event for Participating Teachers

Dr. Nghana Lewis, Ph.D., Professor of English at Tulane University and practicing attorney, will introduce the 2014 BIG READ focus novel, "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears," by Dinaw Mengestu. Dr. Lewis will break the novel down into teaching and reading components and offer teaching approaches. A handout for teachers will be distributed at the session, along with NEA BIG READ bookmarks and free copies of the novel for the teachers and their students. There will be a film presentation, a compilation of interviews with Mengestu talking about his work. While participating middle, junior, high school, and college teachers are the target audience for this event, the event is open to the general public.

Event Location: Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA 70001

Date: Wed, Sep 17, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

General Public Kick-Off BIG READ, 2014

The General Public Kick-off will feature well known New Orleanians, including writers and musicians, politicians and community leaders, discussing the importance of reading and reading well for career success and personal satisfaction in life. Professional actors will read from the BIG READ focus novel, "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears," by Dinaw Mengestu. The event will take place on the birthday of Nobel laureate William Faulkner and his comments about the importance of reading will be incorporated in the program as well. The event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: The Cabildo, Louisiana State Museum, Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116

Date: Thu, Sep 25, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

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