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The Healing Ways

Washington, DC

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month---which actually runs September 15 to October 15, cutting through National Preparedness Month and National Arts and Humanities Month---our Art Works podcast this week is with acclaimed writer Rudolfo Anaya.

Anaya first made his name with his novel, Bless Me, Ultima (an NEA Big Read selection), about a Hispanic boy growing up in New Mexico facing the challenges of education versus tradition and faith versus doubt. Anaya talks in the podcast about writing the novel and the importance of spirituality in our lives.

In this excerpt, Anaya talks about how spirituality and the love of nature come out of the traditions of the indigenous culture. [:49]

Listen to the full podcast, and be sure to check out The Big Read blog, which starts up again next week!

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