The Big Read in the Bronx Free Kick-off Event

Bronx, NY

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The Big Read, a celebration of one book and the life of its writer, kicks-off in the Bronx with a read aloud and a book giveaway of Fahrenheit 451, hosted by Baron Ambrosia.

This event opens 8 weeks of writing, reading, bookmaking, dreaming and talking about, Fahrenheit 451, by the beloved writer, Ray Bradbury. In this classic novel about a world off kilter, firemen set fire to books.

Come for a free copy and stand up for reading, writing and the community of the Bronx.

Snacks will be served. Books will be offered in English and in Spanish. All ages welcome. Invite friends, family, teachers and students.

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. For more information, visit

Additional support is provided by the Robert Bowne Foundation and the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund INC., and the Westchester Square Branch of the New York Public Library

The Bronx Writers Center supports and develops the appetite for writing and reading in the Bronx. The BWC searches for and promotes new voices and audiences and engages the community in literary and literacy programs.

The Bronx Writers Center, a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts, is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Robert A.Bowne Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts’ Literature Program, NYC Council Member James Vacca,  New York City Department of Youth and Community Development,Arts Midwest, the Scherman Foundation, the Lambent Foundation, NYC Department of Small Business Services/Avenue NYC and the Westchester Square Branch of the New York Public Library.