WPA’s Birthday is Today

Older booklovers will remember that some of the most famous and beloved U.S. writers of the 20th Century were once employed by the the Depression-era Works Progress Administration.

Today, National Public Radio’s Writer’s Almanac mentions some of those writers in its marking of the WPA’s founding on April 8, 1935.


In May, author Mark Kurlansky will appear at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library’s Central Library to discuss his new book about the WPA’s Writer’s Project, The Food of a Younger Land. (Stay tuned for details.)

Contributed by Ponce staffer Anne Vagts


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