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In the Heart of the Sea Chosen for NEA Big Read

My book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex was selected for the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program.

Through annual grants ranging from $5,000 – $15,000, the NEA Big Read supports community reading programs across the country, each designed around a single book.

For 2019-2020, In the Heart of the Sea was chosen as one of six books to add to the ever-growing list of 32 titles in the NEA Big Read library for applicants to choose from.

Several communities and nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. have applied for and received grants through the NEA to develop events and cultural programming specifically tied to In the Heart of the Sea.

I’ll be participating in at least two NEA Big Read events this year, one in Brunswick, GA sponsored by Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, and one in Snow Hill, MD, sponsored by the Worcester County Library Foundation. Stay tuned to the Events & Appearances page on my website for full event details.

Learn more about the NEA Big Read program on the NEA website and through their partner organization, Arts Midwest.

Read an interview with me on NEA’s Art Works Blog.