The Big Read Blog (Archive)

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Rebecca Gross

Rebecca Gross
Rebecca Gross graduated with a BA in History and Writing from Washington University in St. Louis. She has dabbled in nearly every type of writing imaginable, including copywriting, journalism, blogging and children’s. When not reading, writing, or writing about reading, Rebecca can be found exploring the nation’s capital with her trusty canine sidekick, Jasper Jones.

Adam Kampe

Adam Kampe
Born and raised in North Carolina, Adam Kampe tripped and fell into audio about eight years ago upon moving to the nation's capital. Armed with MiniDiscs and too much free time, he soon realized he liked to tell other peoples' stories in sound. Kampe then attended The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in 2005, which led to his gig at the NEA, where, for the past 4.5 years, he has been producing audio (and now video) about the arts. When not glued to his Mac blogging about Big Read audio (every Wednesday!), you can find him reading something scandalous, or bobbing his head at an area concert. Sometimes both. He also has a pet tortoise named Otis. True story.

Liz Stark

Liz Stark is a public affairs specialist at the NEA where her duties include The Big Read, NEA National Heritage Fellowships, and NEA Jazz Masters. Liz holds a BA in English from Washington College and an MA in English from King's College London, where she focused on Jane Austen and literary biography. She looks forward to making as many connections to Jane Austen as possible on this blog.