ArtLit 2022
January 15, Noon-5PM - Join us for events celebrating art & literature.
NEA Big Read Events
Full list of events is on our online calendar, type "Big Read" into the search field in the upper left corner. NEA Big Read events will be held in January 2022.
NEA Big Read - January 2022
​​​​​​The NEA Big Read 2022 features the graphic novel, The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by award-winning author Thi Bui, together with Drawn Together by Minh Le and A Different Pond by Bao Phi.​

NEA Big Read 2022 examines the experience of writers of Asian ancestry, two of whom will do a live, online conversation as part of the NEA Big Read​, cosponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation and the Ellsworth Public Library in Ellsworth, Maine. Graphic novelist Thi Bui, who came to the United States among the "boat people" fleeing at the close of the Vietnam War, appears on January 29.  Participate in an online conversation with teen author Alexandra Huynh, National Youth Poet Laureate, on January 22.

NEA Big Read participants can receive a free copy of The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui; Drawn Together by Minh Le; and A Different Pond by Bao Phi at participating libraries, while supplies last. Books are also available in various formats in our online c​atalog​.

Signature Events:​​
  • Jan. 15 - ArtLit 2022 Drawing Together: Join us for the fifth year of this free, outdoor, all-ages celebration of art and literature featuring with non-stop events, activities, exhibits and more, Noon-5PM, Pompano Beach Library & Cultural Center. (Outdoor festival/event – no registration needed
  • Jan. 22 - An Online Conversation with Alexandra Huynh, National Youth Poet Laureate, as part of the NEA Big Read program, hosted by Broward County Library and Ellsworth Public Library, 1-2PM, Register
  • Jan. 29 - An Online Conversation with Thi Bui, award-winning author of The Best We Could Do, 1-2PM, Register

In-Person & Online Events

​Fi​nd lots more events by visiting our online calendar and typing "Big Read" into the search field in the upper left corner. NEA Big Read events will be held in January 2022. 



​NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest. Additional sponsorship is provided by the Broward Public​ Library Foundation.​