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Celebrating Supporters: A Conversation with Mary Anne Carter

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This is the third in a series of posts by Sara Karrer, a senior development officer in the Library’s Development Office, on the occasion of the 2020 National Book Festival, looking behind the scenes at some of the festival’s loyal supporters.

The National Endowment for the Arts is sponsoring the 2020 Poetry & Prose stage, and we thank them for their longtime commitment to the festival since the very beginning.

Today we hear from Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and NEA Chairman Mary Anne Carter as they discuss the critical role that funding for the arts plays in our democracy and how NEA contributes to our national culture.

This year’s Poetry & Prose stage includes current and past Poets Laureate, as well as authors of brilliant short stories, memoirs, literary biographies and penetrating looks at the human soul. Be prepared to think.

The National Endowment for the Arts hosts activities at the National Book Festival, August 31, 2019. Photo by David Rice/Library of Congress.

The 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival will celebrate its 20th birthday this year. You can get up-to-the-minute news, schedule updates and other important festival information by subscribing to this blog. The festival is made possible by the generosity of sponsors. You can support the festival, too, by making a gift now.


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