This month, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC encourages the entire District to read Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. Yesterday was the Big Kick-Off Celebration!
WUSA9’s Andrea Roane was Mistress of Ceremonies, with MANY important Washingtonians in attendance. I know it was particularly interesting for me to sit between Dr. Clifford B. Janey, Superintendent of the DC Public Schools and Mr. Victor Reinoso, Deputy Mayor for Education for the District – but wonderful to hear them both speak of the importance of literacy in our community and joined efforts to make it a priority, especially through important events such as the Big Read.
I was honored to be selected to provide remarks at the celebration.
It will continue all month with readings at each branch library, local businesses, and bookstores District-wide.