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Topic Literary Arts


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Programs, outreach, and issues involved with all forms of literary arts: education, implementation, age groups, etc.




Creative writing is considered to be any writing, fiction, poetry, or non-fiction, that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, and technical forms of literature. Works which fall into this category include novels, epics, short stories, and poems. Writing for the screen and stage, screenwriting and playwriting respectively, typically have their own programs of study, but fit under the creative writing category as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_writing



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+resources and best practices

NGA Center for Best Practices
"State Efforts to Promote Reading and Literary Activities in Communities"
Click here for the issue brief
Amy Sample Ward


To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence Executive Summary
This report is a new and comprehensive analysis of reading patterns of children, teenagers, and adults in the United States. To Read or Not To Read assembled data on reading trends from more than 40 sources, including federal agencies, universities, foundations, and associations. November 2007.

National Endowment for the Arts

Download PDF: http://www.nea.gov/research/ToRead_ExecSum.pdf


Reading on the Rise: A New Chapter in American Literacy
Reading on the Rise documents a definitive increase in rates and numbers of American adults who read literature. This new growth reverses two decades of downward trends cited previously in NEA reports such as Reading at Risk and To Read or Not To Read. Reading on the Rise is based on early results from the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts. January 2009. 16 pp. National Endowment for the Arts

Download PDF: http://www.nea.gov/research/ReadingonRise.pdf



Academy of American Poets
Click here to use the "National Poetry Map" to locate local poets in Oregon or elsewhere in the US:  http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/382


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