Elizabeth Alexander - The woman chosen to write a poem for the Inauguration of President Obama, Eliz
Van K. Brock - In this public reading at Kansas City’s Writers Place, poet Van K. Brock shares
she took the helm in January 2006, is also the youngest to hold that position. Chang discusses her
Christopher Paul Curtis - This Newberry Award-winning author's youth was spent in Flint, Michigan, a
Ingrid de Kok - International Voices Accomplished South African poet Ingrid de Kok shares her work f
Stuart Dybek - Short story writer Stuart Dybek grew up in a Polish-American neighborhood on the sout
n - Sara Gruen, author of the 2006 best seller WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, discusses the challenges of a ne
Jonathan Holden - The first poet laureate of Kansas, Jonathan Holden originally hails from New Jerse
book Lost in the City and his 2006 short story collection, All Aunt Hagar's Children.
Laura Kasischke - This young writer’s poetry and fiction "scratches the surface of daily life,
Garrison Keillor - The popular host of public radio's A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Alma
Billy Lombardo - Billy Lombardo’s award-winning collection, The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stori
Randall Mann - Randall Mann is the winner of the Kenyon Review Poetry Prize for his first collection
Heather McHugh - Known for her poetry that is linguistically brash, playful and dazzling, this Natio
Moy Sand and Gravel, and his 2006 collection Horse Latitudes.
ld. In this talk given at the 2006 DNA Children's Literature Festival in Kansas City, Nye discusses
Steve Tomasula and Lance Olsen - Two experimental fiction writers, Steve Tomasula and Lance Olsen, d
Michael Waters - In this public reading at the Writers Place in Kansas City, Michael Waters shares w
oks before an audience at the 2006 DNA Children's Literature Festival in Kansas City.
how it's been banned in this 2006 interview and reads from the most controversial passage. She also
Chanukah Tales - Poet Marilyn Kallet reads from her book, One for Each Night: Chanukah Tales and Rec
In the Beginning - New Letters on the Air explores the spark that ignites writers' imaginations. Pul
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