Gateway to host NEA Big Read

Gateway Community and Technical College will host the NEA Big Read featuring Ernest Gaines’ book ’ “A Lesson Before Dying.”

Gateway received a $12,100 grant to host the event, which is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Activities will take place Sept. 8 (to coincide with International Literacy Day) through Nov. 18.

Gateway is partnering with public libraries in six counties – Boone, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton and Owen counties in Kentucky and Hamilton County in Ohio – and dozens of colleges, community organizations and media outlets in the region.

Approximately 25 activities around the selected book will take place this fall.

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