2013 Big Read in the Bronx March 20th Kick-off Celebration

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The Big Read in the Bronx Kick-off Celebration
March 20, 2013, 6:00-7:30pm
Future Home of the Bronx Council on the Arts
2700 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461
(corner of St. Raymond Avenue)
Westchester Square section of the Bronx

RSVP at http://bigread3202013.eventbrite.com

The Big Read, a celebration of one book and the life of its writer, kicks-off in the Bronx with a read aloud and a book giveaway of Fahrenheit 451, hosted by Baron Ambrosia, of BronxNets Bronx Flavor and star of the Cooking Channels The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia.

This event opens 8 weeks of writing, reading, bookmaking, dreaming and talking about, Fahrenheit 451, by the beloved writer, Ray Bradbury. In this classic novel about a world off kilter, firemen set fire to books.

Come for a free copy and stand up for reading, writing and the community of the Bronx.
Snacks will be served. Books will be offered in English and in Spanish. All ages welcome. Invite friends, family, teachers and students.

The Bronx Writers Center supports and develops the appetite for writing and reading in the Bronx. The BWC searches for and promotes new voices and audiences and engages the community in literary and literacy programs.

This years The Big Read in the Bronx is presented as part of the Bronx Council on the Arts‘ 50th anniversary celebration. The anniversary celebration year runs through December 2013 with a series of programming, events and community presence. BCA is a private, nonprofit membership organization and is the official cultural agency of the Bronx. Recognized nationally as a leading arts service organization that provides grants, cultural services and programming, BCA offers a wide array of services to Bronx-based artists as well as arts and community-based organizations. For more information on BCAs 50th anniversary celebration, upcoming events and programming, and to learn how you can support the Bronx Council on the Arts during this milestone year, please visit bronxarts.org.

For more information about The Big Read in the Bronx: Contact Maria Romano at 718-931-9500 x21 or bronxwriters, or visit www.bronxarts.org and click on The Big Read.

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. For more information, visit www.neabigread.org.

Additional support is provided by the Robert Bowne Foundation and the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund INC., and the Westchester Square Branch of the New York Public Library, in addition to the Scherman Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, the NYS Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the NYC Department of Small Business Services and Council Member James Vacca.

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