We talk with SUNY Plattsburgh’s Director for the Center for Community Engagement, Julia Devine, about the the first-ever Plattsburgh Big Read.
Over 25 events have been scheduled throughout April to coincide with the Big Read, a month-long community reading program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Events include a Akwesasne Mohawk Festival held at Plattsburgh High School this past weekend and a storytelling session at SUNY Plattsburgh on April 20.
The novel of choice is “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich, a story about a 13-year-old’s push for justice after his Native American mother is raped near a sacred round house on reservation land.
A limited number of free books will be available at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Feinberg Library, Plattsburgh Public
Library and the Akwesasne Library and Cultural Center.
Schedule of Events: https://www.plattsburghbigread.com/ongoing-events