NEA Big Read 2021: Pocumtuck Valley – Events


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Emily St. John Mandel's "Station Eleven" book cover. Large tents under a starry sky.The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association launched its 7th National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read in the Spring of 2021, in partnership with Tilton Library and more than 40 other organizations and businesses in Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties. PVMA is one of 84 communities nationwide awarded an NEA Big Read grant for 2020-21. With a full calendar of events from late March through November, our community has been exploring Emily St. John Mandel’s novel, Station Eleven. We are extremely grateful to all our partners for their creative participation!

Learn more about the novel and why PVMA chose this title here. View a complete list of partners here.

Culminating events during November are taking shape. Look for more details soon.

National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest Big Read logo

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

 


CULMINATING ACTIVITIES

November 2 – 30
What:
The Pioneer Valley History Network wants to see your “obsolete items” in your personal or museum collection, inspired by Station Eleven‘s Museum of Civilization. Details coming soon.
Where: Virtual event on the Pioneer Valley History Network’s Facebook page

BIG READ WEEKEND at the Great Falls Discovery Center
November 13 
Saturday 1-3 pm
What: Exploded View’s “Repair & Maintenance” exhibit/performance reception, with a reading from Station Eleven and free copies of the book (while supplies lasts)
Where: Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA

November 14  Sunday 3-4 pm
What: Musica Franklin presents a community concert. The NEA Big Read: Pocumtuck Valley will post a StoryWalk® of Mole Music on the fence outside the Great Hall and distribute copies to the young Musica Franklin musicians (and the audience while supplies last). Mole Music is our Big Read for Young Readers companion book, telling the story of a mole who longs to make music–and how learning to play the violin transforms his and others’ lives
Where: Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA

 



PREVIOUS EVENT – APRIL 27 KEYNOTE

Media sponsor logo: New England Public MediaApril 27  Tuesday, 7 pm
What: A Conversation with Emily St. John Mandel
Where:  Zoom, hosted by New England Public Media, a Watch & Learn Event
A RECORDING IS AVAILABLE UNTIL MAY 22nd HERE.

Event sponsor logos: PVMA (Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association), Libraries in the Woods, Springfield Public Forum, All Hamptons Read, and The Care CenterIn partnership with Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Libraries in the Woods, The Care Center, Springfield Public Forum, and All Hamptons Read



SEE OTHER PREVIOUS EVENTS HERE.

 

Logo: National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, Managed by Arts Midwest. Includes website: arts.gov/neabigread.

Three logos, Big Read sponsors. PVMA (A Project of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association), Tilton Library, and New England Public MediaNEABig Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.