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NEA Lit Fellow and new Big Read author Tayari Jones shares the 3 books that changed her life.
As if program evaluation in the arts were not already difficult, a fresh layer of complexity arises from what I’ll call, without meaning to be cute, the “terms of art” associated with this enterprise. In designing or conducting an evaluation—as with strategic planning in general—one is bound to use...
A playlist featuring African-American artists from our Art Works podcast series.
We catch up with Langston Ward three years after he won the Poetry Out Loud National Championship.
Director Kate Whoriskey on why theater matters.
Learn how one Big Read program opened up a historical conversation for the community.
NEA Literature Fellow Samrat Upadhyay gives us a glimpse at his version of the writing life.
Until a few weeks ago, I never fully understood what it must feel like to be born the wrong gender. The difficulty and the pain—yes, that part I understood. But I never quite grasped what it must feel like on a visceral, cellular level to feel that your body was a stranger’s, and that your identity...
Paige Rogers of Cutting Ball Theater talks with NEA theater specialist Eleanor Denegre about a transformative theater residency.
We can sum up Edgar Allan Poe's life story in 10 quotes, or at least, give it a good try.

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