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An Inside Look at the NEA with Literature Director, Ira Silverberg

An Inside Look at the NEA with Literature Director, Ira Silverberg

Ira Silverberg is the Literature Director at the National Endowment for the Arts. Prior to his current position at the NEA, Silverberg worked as a publisher, literary agent, and editor. He has represented National Book Award nominees, including Adam Haslett, Christopher Sorrentino, and Rene Steinke. […]

Jeffrey Eugenides’ Defense of the Novel

Jeffrey Eugenides’ Defense of the Novel

On Monday, September 25, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides read from his latest novel, The Marriage Plot, as part of the PEN/Faulkner Fiction Series promoted by the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Marriage Plot, Eugenides’s third novel, revolves around a love triangle formed between three college […]

Three Tents Promises Surprise

Three Tents Promises Surprise

On September 16, Big Lucks literary journal hosted their inaugural Three Tents Reading Series at The Big Hunt in DuPont Circle. Prose readers included Noy Holland, whose collections of short fiction and novellas include Swim for the Little One First, Begins With Bird, and The Spectacle […]

Library of Congress Welcomes 19th U.S. Poet Laureate

Library of Congress Welcomes 19th U.S. Poet Laureate

On September 13th, American University MFA faculty and students were in attendance as the Library of Congress welcomed Natasha Trethewey for her inaugural reading as the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. Emerging from the stage doors in the library’s Coolidge Auditorium, an emotional Trethewey […]