Over the past year I have been assisting as a project manager to local artist and educator, Barb Tetenbaum, with an incredible public art project called The Slow Read. It is a summer-long viewing of page spreads of Willa Cather’s novel, My Antonia, in celebration of its Centenary. Barb has been working with this novel for nearly a decade, creating art installations and printing artists books inspired by the literary work. This transformation of the novel into a nationwide daily visual simulcast is designed to be experienced with others in community spaces like libraries, town centers, schools, and art centers. It’s an opportunity to appreciate the value and beauty of the novel, and to discuss some of the timeless issues addressed in the work — immigration, women’s rights, and land conservation. I hope you will take a moment to watch the Kickstarter and consider a contribution to the campaign.