The Big Read http://kmuw.org en The Big Read Celebrates Literacy, Wichita Heritage http://kmuw.org/post/big-read-celebrates-literacy-wichita-heritage <p>This is the 6th year Wichita is participating in <a href="http://www.bigreadwichita.org/">The Big Read</a>, a celebration of literacy where communities nationwide read the same book each October.<br><br>Wichita and 77 other cities will read True Grit by Charles Portis.<br><br>First published as a serial in the Saturday Evening Post, the story follows a young woman and her journey to seek retribution for her father's murder.<br><br>Director of Wichita Public Libraries Cynthia Berner Harris says many people know True Grit from its two movie iterations, but the book itself is great.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:00:52 +0000 Carla Eckels & Kate Clause 23729 at http://kmuw.org 2012 Big Read Wichita To Celebrate “The Great Gatsby” http://kmuw.org/post/2012-big-read-wichita-celebrate-great-gatsby <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">At the Wichita City Council meeting Tuesday Mayor Carl Brewer announced the Big Read would return for the fifth year this fall.</p><p>This year&rsquo;s selection for the Big Read will be &ldquo;The Great Gatsby&rdquo; by F. Scott Fitzgerald and will run October 1 through November 21.</p><p>The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment of the Arts and is designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 2177 at http://kmuw.org 2012 Big Read Wichita To Celebrate “The Great Gatsby”