NEA Literature Director David Kipen blogs about the Big Read. We perk up and take notice.
To misquote Ernest Hemingway, "All good [blogs] are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was."
Join roaming reader (and NEA Director of Literature) David Kipen as he visits some of the more than 200 communities across the nation that are participating in the Big Read during 2007. On his reader's road trip, David will blog regularly about the events he attends, the readers and writers he meets, the insights community residents share about the Big Read novels, and much more. When he's not posting from the road, he'll post from his desk and from inside the books of the Big Read, perhaps even inviting a guest blogger or two to chime in. Visit the Big Read blog at www.arts.gov/bigreadblog.