Russell County Public Library

Exploring Appalachia: The NEA Big Read

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

Reader Resources, including discussion questions and an interview with author Ron Rash


Upcoming Events

 

Appalachian Open Mic Night
Russell County Conference Center
February 9, 6:00 PM
Join us as we kickoff the NEA Big Read! Enjoy music by local musicians in genres such as bluegrass, gospel, old-time, and more. And don’t forget to pick up your free copy of Burning Bright!

 

Images of Appalachia Film Series
Lebanon Library
February 16, 12:00 PM
Explore representations of Appalachia in Hollywood from a classic black-and-white film to contemporary films, many based on bestselling books.

 

Book Discussion
Honaker Community Library
February 17, 3:00 PM
Led by Rebecca Elswick,  author and Writing and Public Relations Specialist at the Appalachian School of Law

 

Book Discussion
Restore Community Coffee
February 20, 4:30 PM

 

Book Discussion
Romanos II
February 21, 6:00 PM

 

Book Discussion
Honaker Community Library
February 22, 2:30 PM

 

Images of Appalachia Film Series
Lebanon Library
February 23, 12:00 PM
Explore representations of Appalachia in Hollywood from a classic black-and-white film to contemporary films, many based on bestselling books.

 

Book Discussion
Honaker Community Library
February 24, 2:30 PM

 

Images of Appalachia Film Series
Honaker Community Library
February 24, 2:30 PM
Explore representations of Appalachia in Hollywood from a classic black-and-white film to contemporary films, many based on bestselling books.

 

Book Discussion
Honaker Community Library
February 25, 5:30 PM

 

Book Discussion
Lebanon Library
February 26, 7:00 PM
Led by Amy D. Clark, Co-Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Director of the Appalachian Writing Project at UVa-Wise

 

Book Discussion
Honey Bea’s Cafe
February 28, 2:00 PM

 

Book Discussion
Honaker Community Library
March 1, 2:30 PM

 

Images of Appalachia Film Series
Lebanon Library
March 2, 12:00 PM
Explore representations of Appalachia in Hollywood from a classic black-and-white film to contemporary films, many based on bestselling books.

 

Orchestra Concert
Lebanon High School Little Theatre
March 2, 7:00 PM
The Heart of Appalachia Community Orchestra presents a free concert of music inspired by Appalachian folk tunes.

 

Book Discussion
Lebanon Library
March 6, 1:00 PM

 

Talk by Ron Rash
Russell County Conference Center
March 7, 7:00 PM
Author Ron Rash, a native of the Southern Appalachians, will speak, read from his works, and take questions from the audience.

 

Book Discussion
Honaker Community Library
March 8, 2:30 PM


Special thanks to our partners

Heart of Appalachia Community Orchestra
Honey Bea’s Cafe
The Lebanon News
Restore Community Coffee
Romanos II
Russell County Public Schools
Ed Young and The Artist’s Loft

 

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