Big Read and Little Read Lakeshore Kick Off

Monday, October 28, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Maas Center, Auditorium
264 Columbia Avenue, Holland, MI 49423-3616

Sponsored by Lakewood Construction

Start your Big Read and Little Read month with a TED-talk-styled evening designed to provide literary and cultural contexts for your reading of In the Time of the Butterflies, Before We Were Free, and The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Dr. Regan Postma-Montaño, Dr. Annie Dandavati, and Dr. Jesus Montaño. We will be exploring the Latin-American past, the concept of “secular saints,” and the political climate of the setting.

The Little Read Lakeshore is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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

Hope College’s NEA Big Read Lakeshore is an annual month-long community-wide reading program that takes place along the Lakeshore every November in collaboration with many partner organizations such as: Allegan District Library, Allendale Township Library, Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony, City of Holland, CultureWorks, Fennville District Library, Gary Byker Library of Hudsonville, Herrick District Library, Holland Area Arts Council, Holland Museum, Howard Miller Public Library, Loutit District Library, Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Patmos Library, Ready for School, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck-Douglas District Library, Spring Lake District Library, Western Theological Seminary.

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Arts, The Big Read

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Shelly Arnold

Shelly Arnold left a positive review 10/27/2019

A very informative event. I especially appreciated contextual information about the DR during the time-period. The pictures of the sisters, their childhood home now a museum, and the plaques and monuments in their memory brought the book to life.