Join us for a community-wide read of The Namesake by Pulitzer-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri. We’ll explore the themes of:
- maintaining cultural identity and
- the importance of names
Check public spaces for a copy of the book, where we ask you to Read. Post. Repeat.
There will be book discussions, stories of immigration (from Germany, Haiti, India, and Ireland), movie screenings, discussions about names, Indian dance performances , and more!
The finale features award-winning filmmaker Mira Nair (The Namesake, Queen of Katwe, Monsoon Wedding and others).
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
All programs are free and open to the public. Printable program guide.