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NEA Big Read at the Ackland will focus on Advice from the Lights by author Stephanie Burt. Events reflecting LGBTQ+ lives and experiences — including a keynote conversation with the author, a series of book discussions, and Drag Storytime for children will take place virtually on ackland.org from Oct.11 – Dec. 4.

The Ackland and its partners will host six book discussions of Burt’s Advice from the Lights with discussion facilitators from our community.

This book discussion will be facilitated by Wendy Weber, UNC English & Comparative Literature and Joanna Sierks Smith, Carolina Public Humanities.

To use Zoom, registrants will need access to an internet-connected computer, smartphone, or tablet with a built-in microphone.

Registration is free and includes copy of Advice from the Lights. Program is capped at 20 individuals.

Participants will be able to have their copy mailed to their address or pick up a copy at the Chapel Hill Public Library on designated dates prior to the book discussion.

If you encounter registration issues, please email us at acklandRSVP@unc.edu. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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


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