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75 Years of WPA Today

75 Years of WPA Today

Apr 08 2010

To mark today’s 75th anniversary of the Works Progress Administration, here’s a roundup of blog postings around, from Illinois, New York and…

West Virginia pilots a state Writers’ Project

West Virginia pilots a state Writers’ Project

Apr 02 2010

The School of Journalism at West Virginia University recently announced a three-county pilot effort in a West Virginia Writers’ Project, with several…

Another Chronicler of Life on the Street

Another Chronicler of Life on the Street

Apr 01 2010

From Lyle Saxon we pause to recall David Mills, who died the other day after finishing work on Treme, a new effort…

Louisiana in Your Palm

Louisiana in Your Palm

Mar 17 2010

Next week marks the publication anniversary of the WPA guide to Louisiana, a statewide scavenger hunt that New Orleanian Lyle Saxon guided…

The Hook – 16th VA Book Fest; 16 lit picks

The Hook – 16th VA Book Fest; 16 lit picks

Mar 12 2010

The Hook – COVER- Sweet 16: 16th Book Fest; 16 lit picks

Zora and Women Artists Day

Zora and Women Artists Day

Feb 19 2010

The blog for WomenArts has a thoughtful post noting the 75th anniversary of the WPA programs and the third annual Support Women…

Snowdigger, a life history

Snowdigger, a life history

Feb 10 2010

As Washington, DC gets a record load of snow dumped outside, it calls to mind a WPA life history from New Orleans,…

Black History Month and the Writers’ Project

Black History Month and the Writers’ Project

Feb 01 2010

This marks the start of Black History Month, and also the month in 1941 when Richard Wright published 12 Million Black Voices,…

Juanita Brooks, Courageous Historian of the Southwest

Juanita Brooks, Courageous Historian of the Southwest

Jan 18 2010

Last Friday marked the 112th anniversary of the birth of Juanita Brooks, premier Utah historian. Brooks was born January 15, 1898. This…

Best Books of 2009

Best Books of 2009

Jan 05 2010

Thrilled to find Soul of a Peopleon the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette‘s Best Books of 2009 list.Happy New Year and best wishes for 2010!