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Washington, real and imagined 

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So much of the political news from the nation’s capital seems, these days, stranger than fiction.

The Writer Tax

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A new tax reform blueprint offers some sense of where the Administration wants to take tax policy—and what it means for writers.

Beyond Trump’s Wall: Immigrant Literature in Washington, D.C.

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Today, one in seven Washingtonians are immigrants, which has shaped literary trends and artistic output.

Threatened with budget cuts, literary programs fight on

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Organizations engaged in the day-to-day work of running NEA-funded literary programs are continuing to serve their communities while facing potential budget cuts.

Writers Descend on Washington, Promptly Resist

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The literary community descended on Washington, DC last week for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs’ annual conference, and participants seized the opportunity to register their dissent with the current administration.

Anticipating the State of Literature Under Trump: What to Look For

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After an outpouring of reflections on the “literary presidency” of Barack Obama, the writers began to resist Donald Trump before he raised his hand in oath. But in this anxious moment, what should a writer or reader look for from the next administration? Are there signposts in the dark