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Gateway kicks off Big Read on International Literacy Day

A Lesson Before DyingGateway Community & Technical College celebrates International Literacy Day with the kick-off of its NEA Big Read community project on Sept. 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Center for Technology, Innovation and Enterprise (TIE) building at the Urban Metro Campus, 516 Madison Ave.
Students, faculty, staff and the community are welcome to the kick-off celebration that will feature music, food, giveaways and free copies of the Big Read novel, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines, while supplies last.
Gateway Community & Technical College is one of 77 nonprofit organizations to receive a grant to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2016 and June 2017. The Gateway/NEA Big Read will focus on Ernest Gaines A Lesson Before Dying. Libraries, classrooms and public venues will host Big Read events beginning Sept. 8 Nov. 18, 2016.

The college is partnering with six public libraries Boone, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton and Owen Counties in Kentucky and Hamilton County in Ohio and dozens of educators, community organizations and media outlets in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region to bring approximately 25 activities around A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines during the fall of 2016 throughout the region.

Check out the upcoming events for the Gateway/NEA Big Read!
Free parking for the kick-off is available in the Midtown City Garage located at 5th and Scott Blvd. with validated tickets. Parking validation is available inside the TIE building in the UB106 office area near the elevator.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. For more information about the NEA Big Read, please visit

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