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Understanding Others: Transformative Writers

Poetry, Drama, Fiction, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam, Whitney Terrell

Catalog Number: 20141128, 20140214

This show features excerpts from six of our 2013 programs, highlighting the courage and strength of writers who use their gifts with the written word to understand and nurture their fellow man, including Bellwether Prize winner, Naomi Benaron; MacArthur Genius Edwidge DanticatWinter's Bone author Daniel Woodrell; playwright Christina Anderson; National Book Award-winning poet Mark Doty; and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Richard Ford. They all display how literature can be a doorway to compassion. Visit our Shop for special CD Collections with Edwidge Danticat, Daniel Woodrell, Mark Doty, and Richard Ford.

| Subject Matter: Social Justice, Dignity, Transformation, Compassion | Interview Year: 2013 | Genre: Poetry, Drama, Fiction, Nonfiction | Awards: Bellwether Prize, MacArthur Genius Grant, Pulitzer Prize |

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Kansas City Literary Events

Jamel Brinkley

Friday, March 22, 2019
Manhattan, Kansas

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.