The NEA Big Read kicks off in a big way in this episode of Voices in the Valley. Festival Theatre director Rachel Kuhnle discusses the noir classic MALTESE FALCON by Daschiell Hammett and ties it into the theater's comedic homage to the mystery genre with the play The Real Inspector Hound. The Shush! middle school audio team shares the first episode of their original sci-fi podcast series "Don't Whine Over Missing Robots" inspired by the MALTESE FALCON while the second half of the show dedicates itself to the Maltese Falcon’s audio guide produced by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Big Read is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and is a one book, one community program that brings together residents from throughout the St. Croix Valley around the Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. For more information see ArtReach St. Croix's Big Read link.