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ENMU-R gets ‘Big Read’ grant


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Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell has received a $15,000 grant to host the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read in Roswell.

“An Arts Endowment initiative in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book,” an ENMU-R news release stated.

ENMU-Roswell is one of 84 nonprofit organizations selected to receive an NEA Big Read grant to support a community reading program.

The NEA Big Read in Roswell will focus on the novel “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Alberto Urrea. Activities will kick off on Saturday, Jan. 23 and continue until March 20.

Information is available on the Big Read Roswell 2021 website, https://bigreadroswell.com/.

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