Victoria Mansion to Read and Celebrate The Age of Innocence during The Big Read Project.
Portland, Maine's Victoria Mansion is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host The Big Read in the Greater Portland Area and that it is the only Maine organization hosting The Big Read. Victoria Mansion is one of 208 libraries, municipalities, and arts, culture, higher education, and science organizations to receive a grant to host The Big Read from September 2008-June 2009. The Big Read gives communities the opportunity to come together to read, discuss, and celebrate one of 23 selections from American and world literature. The Big Read in Portland will focus on The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. Activities will take place beginning in March 2009.For a complete listing of Big Read events in the Greater Portland area, please visit our community calendar on
The Big Read website at:http://www.neabigread.org/events.php?mode=communityCalendar&communityID=2840
The Big Read is an intiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and bring the transformative power of literature into the lives of its citizens. The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment.