NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Duquesne University is one of 78 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2019 and June 2020. The NEA presents NEA Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest.
For more information on
the Big Read, click here!
How do you preserve a memory? What sensory details does that include? Join Caitlyn Hunter, doctoral student in the English Department at Duquesne University, for a workshop that explores the characteristics of Creative Nonfiction and discusses how Hope Jahren’s prose exemplifies memoir.
Register for the workshop here.
Join us for the keynote address of the NEA Big Read @ Duquesne, featuring Emily Graslie, the renowned science communicator and Chief Curiosity Correspondent at the Field Museum in Chicago. This event is free and open to the public!
Find more about Emily Graslie here!
A Juried Amateur Art Competition & Exhibition
Join us for an art exhibition held in conjunction with the NEA Big Read @ Duquesne, featuring artworks inspired by trees, plants, seeds, botany, or themes of nature reflected in our Big Read book, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. To submit an entry, click here!
Photograph: Ressler Photography