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Notable Quotable: NEA Literature Fellow Kim Coleman Foote on writing

"I... write to give voice to the lion’s tale, after the proverb, 'Until the lion tells its history, the story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.' I write to challenge notions of a social hierarchy, to give my readers hope that we can work to eliminate social inequality. I’ve rarely been one to join rallies, organize people, or help to build a social movement, and I used to feel conflicted about it. But the more that I share my writing, [the more] I realize its impact. It’s the best feeling when I give readings and learn that the audience has connected with my characters’ lives and emotions despite having very different backgrounds." -- Kim Coleman Foote

You can read our entire Art Talk with Kim Coleman Foote here. Visit Writers Corner to hear more from our NEA Literature Fellows.


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