Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: The Safford City-Graham County Library will continue its NEA Big Read of “The Bear” with an Arizona Humanities presentation Thursday, Oct. 20, starting at 5:30 p.m.
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SAFFORD – The Safford City-Graham County Library continues its National Endowment for the Arts Big Read exploration of The Bear by Andrew Krivak with an Arizona Humanities presentation Thursday, Oct. 20, at 5:30 p.m.
The NEA Big Read in Graham County is presented in partnership with The Friends of the Safford Library, The Gila Valley Arts Council, and The Graham County Chamber of Commerce, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Presented by author and historian Jim Turner, “Arizona Legends, Myths, and Folklore” will discuss stories from Hopi, Navajo, Apache, and Tohono O’odham cultures as well as Hispanic, Euro-American and others. You will learn about Navajo constellations, Spider Woman, Hopi katsinas, the Tohono O’odham “Man in the Maze,” and Apache Big Owl stories. You’ll hear about “El Tejano” the ghost who guards a treasure cave, La Llorona, lost gold mines, and how Wyatt Earp became a legend.
An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the power of a shared reading experience.
Graham County is one of 62 communities nationwide participating in the 2022-2023 NEA Big Read. From September 2022 – January 2023 our community will celebrate The Bear with a full calendar of events including a community book discussion on Nov. 17.
For more information on this event contact Lesley Talley at email@example.com. You also can view a full calendar of events for the NEA Big Read in Graham County at saffordlibrary.org.
You can pick up your free copy of The Bear at the Safford City-Graham County Library, at the Graham County Chamber of Commerce, or at the library booth at the Harvest Festival in Downtown Safford on Oct. 22.