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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.

Join the Ackland for the NEA Big Read Kickoff event – an evening conversation with author Stephanie Burt and Dr. Jacob Lau, Women’s and Gender Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Stephanie Burt is the author of Advice from the Lights and a Professor of English at Harvard University.

[From Greywolf Press] Advice from the Lights is a part nostalgia, part confusion, and part an ongoing wondering: How do any of us achieve adulthood? And why would we want to, if we had the choice?


Registration is required. Click here to register.

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

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  • National Endowment for the Arts