Library EventNEA Big Read Book Discussion - Into the Beautiful North

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

06/15/2021 7:00pm 06/15/2021 8:00pm NEA Big Read Book Discussion - Into the Beautiful North Join us for an online discussion of Luis Alberto Urrea's novel "Into The Beautiful North" supporting the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa's work to bring a NEA Big Read to Johnson County. In his third novel, "Into the Beautiful North," Urrea transcends the "us against them" discourse of immigration and writes with compassion, complexity, and humor about the people and places caught up in the border wars. Urrea invites us to think of the border as more than a stark divide between nations: he reminds us that it is a place of convergence where meaningful conversations, and even love, between cultures begins. The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, a partnership with Arts Midwest, broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

Zoom event

Register6 of 20 registered

Join us for an online discussion of Luis Alberto Urrea's novel "Into The Beautiful North" supporting the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa's work to bring a NEA Big Read to Johnson County.

In his third novel, "Into the Beautiful North," Urrea transcends the "us against them" discourse of immigration and writes with compassion, complexity, and humor about the people and places caught up in the border wars. Urrea invites us to think of the border as more than a stark divide between nations: he reminds us that it is a place of convergence where meaningful conversations, and even love, between cultures begins.

The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, a partnership with Arts Midwest, broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

This event is open to the public.

Cosponsor

Cosponsor Organization: Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa

Cosponsor Name: Tyler Chalfant