LibraryEventsBig Read - Call for Creatives
Calling Creatives
We are selecting musicians, artists, chefs and other volunteers for adult and children’s programs for the upcoming Big Read in January 2020.

The event will feature the book A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines. Program themes focus upon Louisiana and its music, culture and food along with topics raised by the book, such as social justice, racial inequality, human dignity and personal redemption.

Big Read 2020, a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) program, will offer activities and book discussions system-wide, including:

  • American Sign Language book discussions and crafts
  • movie and book discussions with incarcerated youth at Broward’s Department of Juvenile Justice
  • healthy Cajun cooking workshop with Louisiana soul food recipes
  • performance of Louisiana Blues from the 1940s and 50s, reflecting music from of the novel’s era.

Artists of all disciplines who are interested in volunteering contact Michael Bryant, 954-357-7435,
Community partners interested in assisting with promoting student voice and activism contact Kimberly White, 954-357-7470,

Media: Press Release, 09/09/2019