RCCA works in partnership with Camden schools on multiple professional development workshops each year. One of these workshops was designed to prepare teachers to introduce the book, Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya to their 11th grade students in Spring 2013.
The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. Camden is one of 78 communities nationwide participating in The Big Read in 2012-13. From March- April 2013 Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts and the Camden community will celebrate Bless Me Ultima with a full calendar of events including a kick-off event to launch the program; events devoted specifically to the book, such as lectures, book discussions in diverse locations, performances, and more. For more information on The Big Read or to have your own Bless Me Ultima book discussion, call Noreen Scott Garrity at 856-225-6306.
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.