“ArtLit has outdone itself every year, and we are excited to offer this signature event to the world through the power of online streaming media,” says Broward County Library Director Kelvin Watson. “I cannot think of a better way to bring people together than by celebrating the transformative power of art and literature.”
ArtLit is sponsored by Broward County Library and the City of Pompano Beach. It is the signature event for the NEA Big Read, where participants are encouraged to read An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo, United States Poet Laureate. Harjo is the first Native American to hold the position. A variety of online events for all ages will be held in conjunction with the Big Read, which celebrates the power of the written word.
The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. It is designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. For more information visit Read.Broward.org.
About Broward County Libraries Division
Broward County Libraries Division, named 2020 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association and the 2020 American Library Association’s Library of the Future, was founded in 1974 and is the largest library system in Florida by square footage. It provides convenient access to innovative, cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation. Visit our website, Broward.org/Library, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
SOURCE Broward County Libraries