The BIG Read

Owens Community College Campus Read

Toni Jensen, The BIG Read
The goal of Owens Community College’s BIG Read (Campus Read) is to bring awareness of different perspectives through books and accompanying activities on campus and in our surrounding communities.

2023-2024 The BIG Read

Toni Jensen

Toni Jensen will be on campus on April 25, 2024 to discuss her book.

Toni Jensen

Toni Jensen is the author of Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land (Dayton Peace Prize finalist and New York Times Editors’ Choice) and From the Hilltop: Stories.

An NEA Creative Writing Fellowship recipient in 2020, Jensen’s essays and stories have appeared in Orion, Catapult and Ecotone, among others. She teaches at the University of Arkansas and the Institute of American Indian Arts.

The BIG Read Audio Show

Join Jane Berger and Jen Hazel as they “talk BIG” about The BIG Read with various guests. >>

The BIG Read Events

Join us for our 2023-2024 Events. >>

Faculty and Staff Resources

Wondering how to use the BIG Read in your classroom and/or event? Check out How to use The BIG Read in your classroom and/or event. >>

Community Engagement

Learn about how The BIG Read supports our communities! Check out The BIG Read Community Engagement. >>

Community Partners & Donors

Learn about The BIG Read Community Partners & Donors. >>

Contact Us

Jen Hazel
Professor, English

Jane Berger
Director, Library Services