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Ira Silverberg. Photo © Tim Pannell Today we're welcoming new literature director Ira Silverberg on his first day at the NEA! Silverberg joins the agency after a distinguished career in the private sector of literary publishing, including stints as a literary agent, director of foreign rights, and...
September 16 , 2009 Washington, DC East 125th Street in Harlem, New York by cisc1970 from Flickr There are numerous statistics to support the importance of reading literature. But I find the most persuasive arguments to be those personal testimonies from people who have found their lives radically...
July 27, 2009 Washington, DC ( Photo by spinnerin from Flickr Creative Commons ) Here's more in our continuing series of responses to the prompt: " Marching into battle?literally or metaphorically?what things might you carry? It's your choice to tell or not to tell why you select what you do."...
July 15, 2009 Washington, DC The University of Texas Pan American (UTPA) serves the state's Rio Grande Valley, a largely Mexican-American region in south Texas. With a student body of approximately 18,000, many of whom are first-generation collegians, UTPA was one of the 208 organizations...
July 6, 2009 Washington, DC A careful observer of personnel on The Big Read audio guides will notice that The Big Read authors often show up on each other?s guides talking about the ways they?ve inspired and encouraged each other, either in person or through the example of their work. Ray Bradbury...

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