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NEA Big Read 2020: Keynote Address by Claudia Rankine
April 25, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read, a partnership with Arts Midwest, broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary titles that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery.
This year’s Big Read keynote address will be delivered by distinguished and multiple award-winning poet Claudia Rankine, author of five poetry collections including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; two plays including Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue, numerous video collaborations, and is the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind.