BPAC, Grammy, and Delta Arts Alliance Partner for Literacy Program

By Laura Howell | October 21, 2019 | Press Release

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On Thursday, October 24, the Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State will host its first matinee performance of the Read It, See It, Hear It, Be It literacy initiative for the 2019-2020 school year. The program provides reduced-price books on which School-Time Matinee Series performances are based to students attending the shows, and also provides free workshops for select grade levels in attendance.

The BPAC will host a 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. performance of Dallas Children’s Theatre’s Miss Nelson Has a Field Day. Programming partner Grammy Museum Mississippi will host two workshops for students at Ruleville Central Elementary and Bell Academy in conjunction with the performance. Grammy Museum teaching artists will show how different players in the music industry pull together to put out Grammy-winning albums, just like the players in the performance pull together to win the big game in Miss Nelson Has a Field Day!

In addition to the workshops and along with financial partners at the Delta Arts Alliance, the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and the King’s Daughters and Sons Circle No. Two, the Bologna Performing Arts Center sold out of its paperback copies of Miss Nelson Has a Field Day priced at only $1 each as part of the literacy initiative. By the end of the school year, the Bologna Performing Arts Center aims to distribute 3,000 reduced-price books to children attending the School-Time Matinee Series performances.

For further information on the Read It, See It, Hear It, Be It partnership or to book tickets for a class for an upcoming matinee, please contact the arts education director at 662-846-4844.