For a limited time only, through October 23, 2020, you can watch the films that were finalists for the 2019 Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for film.
Learn more about the new Poetry & Literature site, and dive in!
Now the country can celebrate Gluck’s achievement, and she joins Joseph Brodsky as the only other Nobel winner who held the U.S. poet laureate position.
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress announces the release of fifty new audio recordings from the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT), now rebranded as the PALABRA Archive, for online streaming. As part of this release, the Hispanic Division is also launching a series of new online features that will celebrate the PALABRA Archive and show you and others how to better access its materials.
Today is the start of the 20th annual National Book Festival—and the first to be completely virtual. We hope you take the opportunity to check out the great crop of poets, fiction writers, and memoirists featured this year, in our on-demand programming, live Q&As, and on the PBS special Sunday night.
Poetry & Prose. The name is appropriately alliterative for this long-running stage at the Library of Congress National Book Festival that features some of our most literary writers.
Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, writes about the Library’s upcoming 20th annual National Book Festival (all virtual!) in his September newsletter.
Tonight at 7 PM EST we’re excited to air the last event in our National Book Festival Presents series “Hear You, Hear Me,” which features the newest of our Library literary ambassadors: Colson Whitehead, our 2020 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction winner.
Tonight the Library of Congress presents the second virtual program in its series “Hear You, Hear Me,” featuring Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden with Joy Harjo and Tracy K. Smith—the two U.S. Poets Laureate she has appointed.
In commemoration of Juneteenth, Manuscript Division curator Barbara Bair explores Ralph Ellison’s unfinished second novel. First published posthumously in 1999 as “Juneteenth,” and a decade later (in 2010) as “Three Days Before the Shooting…,” Ellison’s novel takes a deep dive into the complexities of race and violence and prices of transformation in America.