Archived Event: The Big Read 2016

LessonBeforeDyingYou’re invited to join program hosts Friends of the Knox County Public Library, the Knox County Public Library, the Clarence Brown Theatre, and the Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office as we read and discuss A Lesson Before Dying, the award-winning novel by Ernest J. Gaines, as a community.

BIG READ EVENTS

“How do people come up with a date and a time to take life from another man? Who made them God?”
—Ernest J. Gaines
A Lesson Before Dying

COMMUNITY BOOK DISCUSSIONS

CLARENCE BROWN THEATRE

“I want you to show them the difference between what they think you are and what you can be.”
—Ernest J. Gaines
A Lesson Before Dying

ABOUT ERNEST J. GAINES AND A LESSON BEFORE DYING

ABOUT THE BIG READ

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

The Big Read aims to encourage reading for pleasure and enrichment by providing citizens with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their communities.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS