The Big Read is a program run by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure and enrichment.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. 7 Stages is pleased to be a recipient of The Big Read Grant. This season 7 Stages will focus on Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric.

Join us during The Big Read for festivals, local author panels, and discussions all culminating with a finale highlighting your own artistic responses to the book.