As book lovers we pride ourselves in all the organizations and events that help support our favorite pastime. However, there are people who still don’t think that these proposed budget cuts will not affect them. These organizations support amazing programs and provide great resources that most people don’t have the opportunity to experience. Still not convinced? Courtesy of BookRiot, take a look at all the great book-related programs we risk losing if organizations like the NEA and the NEH disappear.
National Book Festival – An public annual literary event, sponsored by the NEA and IMLS (Institute of Museums and Library Services), that brings book-lovers and authors together for different activities ranging from author talks to book signings.
NEA Big Read – A national program that provides grants that fund community-based organizations which encourages reading and participation in diverse populations. Books like Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel and In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez are examples of great works that were chosen for the program.