A post by Peter Jordens:
During the Spring 2017 semester, Indian River State College (IRSC) has been holding events in support of the award of a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read grant. The events are structured around Edwidge Danticat’s memoir Brother, I’m Dying (2007), which chronicles the author’s life in Haiti and the United States, and her close relationships with her uncle and father. Themes include health care, family connections and immigration, and lead readers to consider larger questions, such as: How do you tell your own story? How do you listen and empathize with the stories of others? The events at IRSC include book discussions, exhibitions and an oral history project. For an overview, see http://irsc.libguides.com/neabigread/events.
The closing event of the IRSC’s NEA Big Read program will take place on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm when author Edwidge Danticat will talk about Brother, I’m Dying and the creative process. The lecture is titled: “Create Dangerously: An Afternoon with Edwidge Danticat.”