ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany State University is trying to encourage more south Georgians to read.
The Big Read is a community-based initiative in cities across the US.
People read the same book for a period of six weeks then meet to discuss it.
ASU submitted a proposal to the National Endowment for the Arts for the program.
"Once we get the funding we'll be organizing through the schools through the library through community organizations and getting people to participate, so they'll be a lot of activity emulating out of those units of the community," said James L. Hill, Modern Language Mass Comm. Interim Chair
This year's book is Earnest Gaines' A Lesson before Dying.
The BIG Read Project runs from February 1st to March 15th.
For information about how you can get involved contact James Hill at (229) 430-4833.