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  • Matt de la Peña: 2013 National Book Festival

    Matt de la Peña appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Pe&Ntilde - A, Matt De La
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Jane Smiley: 2010 National Book Festival

    National bestselling author Jane Smiley appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Smiley, Jane
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Adrienne Mayor: 2014 National Book Festival

    Adrienne Mayor appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Mayor, Adrienne
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • History & the Movies: An Historian Writes a Screenplay

    The process of compressing history into drama often generates sharp tensions between the historian and the dramatist. As James Reston Jr. will testify, the historian usually feels a sinking disappointment as the dramatist explains what it will take to capture and hold the attention of an audience. When Reston was asked to write a screenplay based on his own 2005 book, "Dogs of God: ...

    • Contributor: Reston Jr., James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-11
  • Paul Hendrickson: 2012 National Book Festival

    Paul Hendrickson appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Hendrickson, Paul
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Poetry Out Loud: 2014 National Book Festival

    Poetry Out Loud at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • William P. Jones: 2013 National Book Festival

    William P. Jones appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Jones, William P.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Tiphanie Yanique: 2014 National Book Festival

    Tiphanie Yanique appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Yanique, Tiphanie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison: 2013 National Book Festival

    Kay Bailey Hutchison appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Hutchison, Kay Bailey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Oussama Romdhani: The Impact of the Information Technology Revolution on the Youth of Tunisia

    Oussama Romdhani, director general of the Tunisian External Communication Agency, made a presentation in the African and Middle Eastern Reading Room on "The Impact of the Information Technology Revolution on the Youth of Tunisia." He commented on the TV viewing habits of the Tunisian public based on a recent Gallup poll, and discussed the impact of satellite dishes in bringing TV programs from Europe ...

    • Contributor: Romdhani, Oussama
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-03-21
  • Brian Biggs: 2014 National Book Festival

    Brian Biggs appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Biggs, Brian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • David Baldacci: 2009 National Book Festival

    Trial and corporate attorney turned author David Baldacci appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Baldacci, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Russell Banks: 2011 National Book Festival

    Author Russell Banks appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Banks, Russell
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Jon J Muth: 2011 National Book Festival

    Poster artist Jon J Muth appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Muth, Jon J
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture

    Noah Webster's name is synonymous with the dictionary he created, but his story is not nearly so well-known. Webster hobnobbed with various Founding Fathers and was a young confidant of George Washington and Ben Franklin. He started America's first daily newspaper, predating Alexander Hamilton's New York Post. His "blue-backed speller" for schoolchildren sold millions of copies and influenced early copyright law. But perhaps most ...

    • Contributor: Kendall, Joshua
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-06-02
  • Bob Shea: 2011 National Book Festival

    Bob Shea appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Shea, Bob
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • Kate DiCamillo: 2014 National Book Festival

    National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Kate DiCamillo appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Dicamillo, Kate
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • MacDowell Colony Poets

    Six poets who served residencies at the MacDowell Colony are featured in readings by Stephen Dunn, Peter Klappert and Kathy Mangan. These poets also read a sampling of poems by three past Poet Laureates who attended MacDowell: Louise Bogan, Anthony Hecht and Stanley Kunitz.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-08
  • Natasha Trethewey: 2013 National Book Festival

    Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Trethewey , Natasha
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Poet Robert Hass Hosts River of Words Ceremony

    Robert Hass, former U.S. Poet Laureate, returned to the Library of Congress to moderate a program honoring the student winners of the annual River of Words environmental poetry and art contest. Young poets and artists, in kindergarten through grade 12, read their poems, displayed their winning works of art and talked with Hass about their work. Linda Cover of Watsonsville, Calif., the 2007 River ...

    • Contributor: Hass, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-05-15
  • Elsa Cross: 2008 National Book Festival

    Poet Elsa Cross appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Cross, Elsa
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Armenian Literary Identity

    Kevork Bardakjian presented "Scribes, Compositors and the Mind in the Making: the Armenian Script and the Creation of an Armenian Literary Identity." Levon Avdoyan discussed "The Continuity and Change of an Armenian Identity in the Digital Age." Following the lectures, participants visited the new exhibition, "To Know Wisdom and Instruction: The Armenian Literary Tradition at the Library of Congress."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-19
  • Influence of the Sagas on Modern Nordic Literature

    The Library of Congress and the Cornell University Library sponsored a scholarly symposium on Old Norse sagas. The symposium, "Saga Literature and the Shaping of Icelandic Culture," featured five sessions presented by distinguished scholars in the field of Old Icelandic studies. Today's session, "Influence of the Sagas on Modern Nordic Literature," featured Jon Karl Helgason, Iceland: "A Modern Biography of Hallgerdur: Icelandic Sagas, Henry ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000-05-25
  • The Sufi Ritual in the New Theater

    Sudanese actor and director Ali Mahdi discusses how theater, music and drama have an invaluable role in promoting dialogue and supporting peacekeeping processes.

    • Contributor: Mahdi, Ali
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-06-19
  • Poet Robert Hass Moderates River of Words Awards Ceremony

    Winners and finalists of the 2008 River of Words Environmental Poetry and Art Contest were honored at a ceremony. The ceremony, hosted by the Center for the Book, was moderated by Robert Hass, River of Words co-founder, former U.S. Poet Laureate and recent winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Poetry. The ceremony featured young people from throughout the country ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-05-12