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Washington, DC -- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the NEA plans to award $26.3 million in grants to nonprofit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide. These grants support exemplary projects in...
At the end of National Poetry Month, 53 students from across the country will converge in Washington, DC, on April 29-30, 2013 to compete in the National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, the nation's largest youth poetry recitation competition. These...
Washington, DC -- The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that application guidelines are now available for Grants for Art Projects at the NEA's website, arts.gov. These guidelines are for projects anticipated to take place in 2014. Grants for Arts...
Washington, DC -- Three new novels have been added to The Big Read library, joining such classics as To Kill a Mockingbird , Fahrenheit 451 , and Their Eyes Were Watching God . Soon communities across the country will experience the conflicts of first-generation Americans in...
Washington, D.C. - At this year's National Book Festival , many of the poets and writers at the Poetry & Prose Pavilion will celebrate their roles as NEA Literature Fellows, one of the nation's most prestigious competitive awards for new and established authors. The...
Washington, DC -- The task of the literary translator is a formidable one: to take one narrative written in a particular tongue in a particular country and make it not only accessible but familiar. To support the art of literary translation, the National Endowment for the Arts (...
Washington, DC—When was the last time you discussed a book with someone you had never met before? Or joined your neighbors in a community-wide read-a-thon? Between September 2012 and June 2013, 78 communities across the country will spend a month immersed in a great work...
Washington, DC -- Out of a field of 365,000 students, Kristen Dupard, a high school senior from Ridgeland, Mississippi, has won the 2012 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman and Poetry Foundation President John...
Washington, DC -- From Moscow, Idaho, to Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 53 students from across the country will converge in Washington, DC on May 14-15, 2012 to compete in the National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, the nation's largest youth poetry...
Washington, DC -- The National Endowment for the Arts welcomes Ira Silverberg as its new director of literature on December 5, 2011. Silverberg brings 26 years of experience in book publishing and literary professions to the NEA. He has been a literary agent, editor, director of...

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