Launched May 26 in honor of Walt Whitman’s May birthday, a new project of the Library’s By the People Whitman campaign focuses on the diaries and notebooks in the Manuscript Division’s Charles E. Feinberg collection of Walt Whitman Papers.
On Thursday, May 20, at 7 p.m. ET, author Walter Isaacson discusses his new book (“The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race”) with journalist Katherine Eban.
Join us for a compelling conversation with Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos as he reads and discusses his poetry. With educator Melissa Alter Smith, Ríos will discuss the power of teaching poetry and the work of living poets.
On Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m. ET, join us for a “Great American Publishers” event celebrating the life and work of DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee. This program, presented in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, features illustrator Bernard Chang and writers Sarah Kuhn and Minh Lê, and is moderated by former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang.
In May, the Library will premiere a series of resources and events with the authors and editors of “The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love & Truth.” The book is written for teens, caregivers and teachers, and everyone else interested in navigating these complex conversations in family and classroom environments.
Join us on Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m. ET, for a National Poetry Month program. Poets Victoria Chang (“Obit”) and Brenda Shaughnessy (“The Octopus Museum”) discuss their poetry collections, which address issues of loss, fear, and the future of the planet.
Listen to 50 newly streaming additions to the online Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature, including recordings of Robert Hayden, Carolyn Kizer, Michael McClure, May Miller, José Emilio Pacheco, and many more!
On Thursday, April 8, at 10 a.m. ET, join us for a fascinating conversation for young people with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar-winning actor and author of the No. 1 best-selling children’s book “Sulwe.”
Join us on March 29 and April 1 for must-see virtual programs featuring Colson Whitehead, recipient of the 2020 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.
On Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m. ET, prominent historians of war Margaret MacMillan (“War: How Conflict Shaped Us”) and Rick Atkinson (“The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777”) will be in conversation with philanthropist David M. Rubenstein as part of the National Book Festival Presents series.