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The Big Read

Washington, DC What is the responsibility of those that survive? This question that Julia Alvarez asks in her novel In the Time of the Butterflies is a thread that runs through Alvarez's literary life. In this week's NEA podcast Alvarez---a child of Dominican parents who didn't publish...
Washington, DC July 8, 2010 "Read More Books" by Tom T from Flickr Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 75 organizations that will receive grants for Big Read projects that will take place between September 2010 and June 2011. (You can take a look at the news release...
Washington, DC "The more I tried to get away from what was genuine in my life, the worse off the stories were," said Amy Tan when talking about how she began the writing of The Joy Luck Club, an NEA Big Read selection. In this excerpt from this week's podcast, she talks about how she...
May 3, 2010 Seattle, Washington Nancy Pearl. Photo by Marco Prozzo This spring The Big Read is literally taking place right outside our doors as the District of Columbia Public Library and the Humanities Council of Washington, DC engage the capital community in reading, discussing, and celebrating...

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