Kozmo’s Grille and Gallery 121 to Host Old School Book Discussion

News Release: Kozmo’s Grille and Gallery 121 to Host Old School Book Discussion 

As part of The Big Read, former Washington High School English teacher David Harding will lead a discussion about this year’s book selection, Old School by Tobias Wolff, on Wednesday, May 6, at 6:00 p.m. at Kozmo’s Grille. Participants may order food or beverages from the restaurant to enjoy during the discussion if they wish. Kozmo’s is located at 37 First Street Southwest in downtown Massillon.

Author Gwendolyn Kiste will lead an Old School book discussion on Thursday, May 7, also at 6:00 p.m., at Gallery 121. Again, participants are welcome to order food or beverages. Gallery 121 is located at 121 Lincoln Way West in downtown Massillon.

The discussions are free and open to everyone; no reservations are required. Readers may participate whether or not they have finished reading the book. 

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents the Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest. The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment. The Massillon Museum, now in its eighth year of providing The Big Read to Western Stark County, is the only entity in Ohio to receive the prestigious NEA grant this year.

Local partners include the Massillon Public Library; Stark Parks; Kent State University and Kent State University at Stark; Massillon/North Canton Elks #2029; Rotary Club of Massillon; the Massillon Area Chamber of Commerce; Washington High School Drama Department; the Stark County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau; and many community volunteers. 

Call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org for complete information about the events, exhibitions, and classes that augment The Big Read. For more information about the national initiative, visit NEABigRead.org.


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