The Big Read - Wichita: October 1 - November 15, 2013
"True Grit" by Charles Portis
The Big Read

Big Read Partners

Become a partner. Contact us with any questions, fill out the Partner Form or Book Club Partner Form and return it to us today!

Honorary Chairpersons: City of Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Jim Skelton, Wichita Public Schools Board of Education Immediate Past President Lynn Rogers

Book Club Partners

  • Ascension Lutheran Book Club
  • Bel Aire Book Club
  • Book Babes
  • The Bookies
  • Books & Nooks
  • Church Ladies Book Club
  • Council of Elders
  • Downtown Senior Center Prairie Moon Book Club (Senior Services Inc. of Wichita)
  • Evergreen First Thursdays Book Club (Wichita Public Library)
  • Evergreen First Tuesdays Book Club (Wichita Public Library)
  • Larksfield Place Book Club
  • Lilac St Francis Book Club
  • Linwood Senior Center Book Club (Senior Services Inc. of Wichita)
  • Literate Ladies
  • Mademoiselles Red Hatters
  • Orchard Park First Fridays Book Club (Wichita Public Library)
  • Orchard Park Senior Center Book Club (Senior Services Inc. of Wichita)
  • Readers Extraordinaire
  • Renze's Readers
  • Six Chicks and a Bottle of Wine Book Club
  • University United Methodist Church Book Club
  • West Heights United Methodist Church Adult Plus
  • Westlink Third Tuesdays Book Club (Wichita Public Library)
  • Wichita Pulpwood Queens
  • Wichita State University Women's Association Book Club
  • The Yet-To-Be-Named Book Club

Thank you to the following sponsors of these donated prizes to be awarded during Big Read - Wichita events:

  • Anonymous Donor - A treat basket of Kansas foods, goodies, western DVDs and a book on western lore to be given away during the True Grit double feature film program.
  • Flying W Ranch (Gwen & Josh Hoy) - A wagon ride for up to ten people at the Flying W Ranch in Chase County will be given away during the True Grit at Cowtown program finale.
  • John Morrison - A photograph of a Kansas prairie landscape to be given away in a drawing during the True Grit double feature film program.
  • Stems - Floral centerpiece arrangement by designer Trey O'Hara to be on display at the Big Read - Wichita Pre-Party and to be given away in a drawing at the conclusion of the event.
  • Texas Roadhouse - Free appetizer and entree coupons to be given away at various programs throughout the Big Read Wichita series.
  • The Prairie Rose Chuckwagon - A Family Pack (up to 2 adults and 2 children) to a regular Chuckwagon Dinner and Show to be given away at the True Grit Double Feature Oct. 5.