Are you "fired up" about reading? You may be interested in participating in New Haven's Big Read, which is a lead up to the International Arts and Ideas Festival. This year's Big Read is Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.
According to an article in the Sunday New Haven Register, "Last year, the reading of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and its attendant events drew 14,000 readers and more than 50 community partners to the project. This year, the partnerships number closer to 60, with more than 100 events exploring the themes of "censorship, conformity, and the importance of books and reading" with an additional 19 towns in the area participating.