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WGA TV Award Nomination for Soul

WGA TV Award Nomination for Soul

Dec 15 2009

WGA TV Award Nominations Hollywood: Soul of a People brings the WPA writers to the limelight.

Meridel Le Sueur Pioneered Women’s Stories on the WPA

Meridel Le Sueur Pioneered Women’s Stories on the WPA

Dec 07 2009

In the 1930s a young Meridel Le Sueur was living in Minnesota and writing about how desperate poverty pushed law-abiding women across…

Cold Thanksgiving on the Great Lakes

Cold Thanksgiving on the Great Lakes

Nov 27 2009

For this Thanksgiving weekend, a story of friendship and a holiday on the seas from Michigander Fred Smith, interviewed by WPA writer…

Taking it to the Rocky Mountain State

Taking it to the Rocky Mountain State

Nov 21 2009

In Denver, before an event at the Tattered Cover bookstore, I sat down with Gloria Johnston of Swing Vote magazine and Louie…

Talking Books in the Texas Legislature

Talking Books in the Texas Legislature

Nov 11 2009

The recent Texas Book Festival featured, once again, authors discussing their books in the halls of the state capitol building, from literary…

“I Was Picketing with a Camera”

“I Was Picketing with a Camera”

Oct 22 2009

Documentary pioneer Leo Seltzer, whose 1930s films are featured in the film Soul of a People, is the subject of my post…

Many Voices Sounding from the 1930s

Many Voices Sounding from the 1930s

Oct 20 2009

This post honors the range of voices that emerged from the Writers’ Project. Marking crime novelist Jim Thompson’s 103rd birthday a few…

Harvey Pekar Channels Studs Terkel and Honors Oral History

Harvey Pekar Channels Studs Terkel and Honors Oral History

Oct 14 2009

“Why Studs Terkel?” asked the man on stage at the Wisconsin Book Festival Sunday. “Why Harvey Pekar?” Indeed. Paul Buhle, an oral…

An Important Piece of Our Cultural Heritage

An Important Piece of Our Cultural Heritage

Oct 04 2009

John Woods, in his review, says Soul of a People consists of “the stories and history of arguably an important piece of…

Looking at History a New Way

Looking at History a New Way

Sep 30 2009

On the National Mall last weekend, the National Book Festival brought out more than 100,000 readers and book lovers, an encouraging sight.…