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Washington, DC Portrait of Willa Cather by Carl Van Vechten, 1936. From Library of Congress collection Betty Kort is the former executive director of the Willa Cather Foundation. Based in Red Cloud, Nebraska, the foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting the understanding and appreciation...
October 5 , 2009 Washington, DC A view of Ernest Hemingway's Key West library. Photo by David Kipen Having majored in journalism at the University of Kentucky, Bobbie Ann Mason (a 1983 NEA Literature Fellow) knows a little something about transitioning from journalism to writing fiction. In this...
October 1 , 2009 Washington, DC Tim O'Brien read from his memoir-in-progress (on fatherhood) to a capacity crowd in the NEA Poetry and Prose Pavilion at the 2009 National Book Festival in Washington, DC. Photo by Tom Roster HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIM O'BRIEN! O'Brien's The Things They Carried is certainly...