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NEA Big Read: Heart of Virginia: Home

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Longwood University, in partnership with the Central Virginia Regional Library, Hampden-Sydney College, Prince Edward County Public Schools, and Fuqua School, received a $15,000 grant from the NEA to create the NEA Big Read: Heart of Virginia.  

Join us for a month of programming around Ron Rash's collection of short stories, Burning Bright.

April 6th - May 4th, 2019

Read & Release

A major part of the NEA Big Read program is to make sure as many people as possible can obtain a copy of the selected works.  You may pick up a book, read it, and then have the option to return it or keep it as your personal copy. 

Readers may pick up or return free books at any of the following locations: 

Buckingham Library
1140 Main St, Dillwyn, VA 23936

Farmville Library
1303 W 3rd St, Farmville, VA 23901

Longwood University -- Greenwood Library
201 High St, Farmville, VA 23901

Hampden-Sydney College -- Bortz Library
Via Sacra Dr, Hampden Sydney, VA 23943

Robert Russa Moton Museum
900 Griffin Blvd, Farmville, VA 23901

Real Living Cornerstone
238 N Main St, Farmville, VA 23901

Southside Virginia Family YMCA
580 Commerce Rd, Farmville, VA 23901

Third Street Brewing Company
312 W 3rd St, Farmville, VA 23901

The Virginia Tasting Cellar
201 C, Mill St, Farmville, VA 23901

The Woodland
2003 Cobb St, Farmville, VA 23901

There will also be copies of the book available at local Little Free Library spots.

Learn more about Burning Bright and Ron Rash! 


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Prince Edward County Public Schools
Central Virginia Regional Library
Longwood University Greenwood Library

For questions or to request accommodations, please contact Jennifer Beach by phone at (434) 395-2257 or email.