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As a child, Sandra Cisneros read voraciously, taking in “the language of books and writing and magic and mystery.” It was only much later, while attending the Iowa Writers’ Workshop,...
What does your zodiac sign say about which Big Read novel you should read next? Find out!
We asked you on Facebook which past or present woman artist—of any discipline—would you like to have dinner with and why?
"The arts are stimulated by our imaginations, and it's imagination that inspires us to innovate, to search for new solutions, and to dream of new ideas that will advance our communities and ourselves." --NEA Chairman Jane Chu, speaking at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in Honolulu
In our latest Big Read quiz, match wits with the (virtual) women of the Big Read. Who said it and in what novel?
"I hope that people will look at [ Sweaterweather...
We've dipped into the archives to bring you this NEA Arts interview with the incomparable Nikki Giovanni.
Pin-worthy quotes from NEA Big Read author John Steinbeck on the art of writing.
We've got 10 illustrative quotes to inspire you from writer Carson McCullers.
Toni Morrison on why she writes.

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