NEA Big Read 2019

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, to widen our understanding of our world, our communities and ourselves through sharing a book. NEA Big Read Cleveland is presented in partnership with the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (CAL). This year’s selection is Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. CAL has planned programming related to Citizen with organizations in Greater Cleveland. For more NEA Big Read 2019 programs, please visit BigReadCLE.com.

Lakewood Public Library has partnered with the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning to host the following NEA Big Read projects between January and March 2019.


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NEA Big Read 2019 Concert

Cleveland vocalists Kristine Caswelch and Matt Jones will sing songs related to the vignettes in Citizen: An American Lyric written by poet Claudia Rankine, for the Cleveland National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read 2019. Caswelch sings with Trinity Cathedral Choir and Chamber Singers. She is also the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Cleveland Transgender […] Read More

Citizen Book Discussion Led by Damien Ware

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. This year’s selection is Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. The Center for Arts Inspired Learning has partnered with organizations in Greater […] Read More