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Great Gatsby book jacket

Told through the eyes of narrator Nick Carraway, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s lyrical masterpiece recounts Jay Gatsby’s desperate quest to win back his first love as he struggles to recapture the past.

The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts will receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for The Big Read, a program managed by Arts Midwest. In April 2013, Menomonie and Dunn County residents will read and discuss “The Great Gatsby.” We will partner with the Menomonie Public Library on this project, which will include discussions and lectures about “The Great Gatsby” and its author, F. Scott Fitzgerald; a kickoff 1920s era jazz concert, a film screening, Art Deco and costume exhibits, and a staged reading by local actors, directed by Lucy Weidner