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Video of NEA Big Read: Meet Rudolpho Anaya Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by spending some time with Big Read author Rudolfo Anaya. Visit neabigread.org to learn more about the groundbreaking author and his novel Bless Me, Ultim a.
12 factoids you may not know about the National Endowment for the Arts,
It's Friday, so all of us deserve a dose of awesome for getting through the week. Who better to deliver than Ray Bradbury? Here are ten of our favorite quotes from one of literature's finest. “‘Stuff your eyes with wonder,’ he said, ‘live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's...
NEA Staff share why the arts matter to them.
It’s a well-known fact that children love to mimic. While this can at times be a headache (I’m thinking specifically of the copycat game here), it can also be an incredibly powerful tool for learning. Case in point: reading. While reading to or with children is perhaps the best way to encourage...
Joy Harjo portrait
Joy Harjo has always been an artist. Before she could write words, she could draw. Before she could speak, she had music. Now an award-winning writer and musician, Harjo hardly...
Test your knowledge of famous last lines from books in the Big Read library!
This Saturday, not one, but TWO Big Read authors will be speaking at the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington, DC. Marilynne Robinson will discuss her latest novel, Lila, while Louise Erdrich , who recently received the 2015 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, will reflect on her...
Two-time NEA Literature Fellow Marilyn Chin is a translator and novelist as well as a poet. She has received numerous awards and fellowships, in addition to her grants from the Arts Endowment, including Fulbright, Rockerfeller, and US Artists International Fellowships. Her most recent collection,...
We couldn't pick just one Notable Quotable from poet/playwright Claudia Rankine so here are a few.

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