New Letters
On The Air

American Sanctuaries

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20141003, 20110909, 20090911

New Letters on the Air celebrates public libraries with this special anthology of poets, novelists, and memoirists, who talk about how they found inspiration and refuge in the libraries of their youth. Judith Ortiz Cofer, Junot Díaz, Esmeralda Santiago, E.L. Doctorow, Anne Lamott and others tell stories about the importance of libraries to their development as writers and to our culture as a whole. Esmeralda Santiago also discussed her story of recovery through literature in the 2014 edition of Neurology Now.

| Subject Matter: Literature, Writing, Reading, Public Libraries | Interview Year: 2009 | Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction |

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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.