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NEA Big Read: The Namesake Kickoff and Exhibit Opening

Event Type
Reception/Open House
arts, celebration, family, fiction, fun
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest
Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana
Jan 27, 2019   1:00 - 3:30 pm  
Beth Watkins
Originating Calendar
Campus Humanities Calendar

Join us for the opening celebration of Champaign-Urbana's 2019 NEA Big Read community reading program! Our book is The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. Visitors can enjoy activities for all ages: share the story of your name, trace your family’s journey of immigration to the United States, and design and write a postcard to loved ones. Professor Rini Bhattcharya Mehta will speak about the novel at 2:00.

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