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September 20, 2021 A new Federal Writers Project should have a place in the infrastructure bill
By Barbara Lane

September 14, 2021 A 21st Century Federal Writers’ Project Proposed
By Paul Vandeventer

September 7, 2021 Reinventing the Depression-era Federal Writers’ Project could help reintroduce America to itself: Human infrastructure bill would recreate the Federal Writers’ Project
By David Kipen

August 5, 2021 THE NEW DEAL PROGRAM THAT REWROTE AMERICA: In the thirties, the government paid unemployed writers, artists, and journalists to produce a series of guidebooks for the country. What story did they tell?
By Margaret Talbot

July 27, 2021 Press: Give those unemployed writers a job!
By Bill Press, Opinion Contributor

July 14, 2021 From Our Town to Schitt’s Creek
By Elizabeth Howard

July 12, 2021 Why We Need a New Federal Writers’ Project: The Depression-era Federal Writers’ Project created jobs, fought disinformation, and gave voice to the voiceless. We need all of the above now more than ever.
By David Kipen

July 6, 2021 A New Deal for Writers in America: Writers suffered during the pandemic. The Federal Writers’ Project offers a template on how to help them — and the country.
By Scott Borchert

July 5, 2021 The Federal Writers’ Project Fueled the Cultural Ferment of the New Deal Era
By Alex Press

June 28, 2021 Their View: It’s time for a new Federal Writers Project
By The Times Editorial Board

June 28, 2021 WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING: It’s time for a new Federal Writers’ Project
By The Pantograph Staff

June 24, 2021 It’s Time to Mobilize for Voting Rights: John Nichols on the franchise, plus David Kipen on a new Federal Writers Project.
By Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener [LISTEN HERE]

June 23, 2021 It’s Time for A New Federal Writers Project: David Kipen
Start Making Sense Clips [LISTEN HERE]

June 23, 2021 It’s Time to Mobilize for Voting Rights: John Nichols; plus David Kipen on a new Federal Writers Project
The Nation Podcast – on

By Jon Wiener [LISTEN HERE]

June 21, 2021 The 21st Century Federal Writers’ Project By Deborah Kelly – Streetlight
By Deborah Kelly

June 20, 2021 Editorial: It’s time for a new Federal Writers’ Project
By The Times Editorial Board

June 15, 2021 Inspired By Northern Ireland, Poet Tess Taylor Suggests ‘Art As Civic Repair’
By GPB Newsroom, Heard on All Things Considered

June 14, 2021 Inspired By Northern Ireland, Poet Tess Taylor Suggests ‘Art As Civic Repair’
NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with poet Tess Taylor, discussing her proposal for the U.S. moving political division through the arts.
Heard on All Things Considered [ LISTEN HERE ]

June 14, 2021 George J. Sánchez in Conversation with David Kipen, “Boyle Heights: How a Los Angeles Neighborhood Became the Future of American Democracy
By Skirball Cultural Center [ VIDEO ]

June 12, 2021 Paying American geniuses to write with a new WPA
By Larry Wilson

June 10, 2021 Another transplant’s book on L.A.: Does Rosecrans Baldwin know his stuff?
By David Kipen

June 8, 2021 Boyle Heights: How a Los Angeles Neighborhood Became the Future of American Democracy: George J. Sanchez in Conversation with David Kipen | Virtual Talk
KPCC Events Staff

June 6, 2021 Federal Writers’ Project
by Locus Magazine Staff


June 3, 2021 LA Times Today: How COVID-era Federal Writers Project became a proposed bill
LA Times Books Staff [VIDEO]

June 3, 2021 Latest News on the 21st Century Writers’ Project Act
By Libros Schmibros Staff

June 3, 2021 Column: Who will fill Eli Broad’s philanthropic shoes? How about nobody?
By Carolina A. Miranda

May 20, 2021 David Kipen Inspires Introduction of 21st Century Federal Writers’ Project Bill in US House of Representatives

May 19, 2021 Why not redo Depression-era Federal Writers’ Project? This time, pay writers to document COVID for history
Written by Danielle Chiriguayo

May 14, 2021 New Deal-Inspired Program Would Pay Writers to Document the Pandemic – The Takeaway
Produced by Ethan Oberman, Hosted by Sarah Gonzalez

May 13, 2021 Lawmakers Propose New Federal Writers Project
By Know Good Words Staff

May 10, 2021 Rep. Ted Lieu Bill Aims to Give America’s Writers Work – Take Two with A Martinez

May 9, 2021 Revived New Deal Program Would Employ Out-Of-Work Writers To Document Current Times
by Chris Greenspon

May 7, 2021 After a long year, local news looks back and thinks forward: BILL PROPOSES FEDERAL WRITERS’ PROJECT
By Lauren Harris

Press Release

May 6, 2021 Power of The Press? From Op-Ed To Federal Writers Project Bill in Congress
By Arts Journal Staff

May 6, 2021 UCLA’s David Kipen Catalyzes Bill in Congress to Revive Federal Writers’ Project
UCLA Strategic Communications

May 6, 2021 Pen America “Writers have an essential role to play in this moment of global crisis and transformation,” says our Board President
PEN America Staff

May 6, 2021 The unusual back story behind the new Federal Writers Project act to help struggling writers–N4CUxSw4-6rFCLGf

May 6, 2021 How a COVID-era Federal Writers Project went from wild idea to a proposed bill
By Dorany Pineda


December 22, 2020 Bring Back the New Deal’s Federal Writers Project
By Charles P. Pierce

December 22, 2020 The enduring lessons of a New Deal writers project
by Jon Allsop

October 30, 2020 ‘Wagner’s Music is Bombastic and Boring’ and Other Letters to the Editor
New York Times

October 7, 2020 David Kipen Proposes a New Federal Writers Project for American Writers
Writing Programs Staff

September 24, 2020 COVID-era Federal Writers Project
LA Times California Staff [VIDEO]

September 23, 2020 Can the Government Save Writers After COVID-19?

August 27, 2020 WPA FEDERAL WRITERS’ PROJECT – Take Two

August 11, 2020 The City of Angels, Viewed Through a Prism
By David Kipen

July 1, 2020 Where We’re From: Put your Golden State knowledge to the test with this California-shaped crossword puzzle
By David Kipen

May 6, 2020 85 years ago, FDR saved American writers. Could it ever happen again?by David Kipen

April 8, 2020 Q&A: Author Cynthia Ozick will spend her 92nd birthday ‘contemplating mayhem’
By David Kipen

April 4, 2020 Professors reorganize, students adjust to first week of online classes
By Emily MacInnis

February 24, 2020 Thomas Pynchon Unmasked
By David Kipen


September 10, 2019 Libros Schmibros receives colorful makeover for Los Angeles’s Boyle Height space
By Shane Reiner-Roth

April 13, 2019 Lili Anolik, David Kipen, and Lynell George share the people and places that shaped L.A.
By Tyler Malone

March 20, 2019 A Portrait of Los Angeles in Letters and Diaries
Hosted by Michael Krasny [LISTEN HERE]

February 5, 2019 ‘Dear Los Angeles’ Collects Nearly 5 Centuries of Opinions About The City
By Susan Stamberg – Heard on Morning Edition [LISTEN HERE]

January 29, 2019 Dark Knights and Sunny Disquisitions: On David Kipen’s “Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters, 1542 to 2018”
By Anthony Mostrom

January 2, 2019 Boundless city: A review of “Dear Los Angeles,’ edited by David Kipen
By Maggie Shipstead


December 16, 2018 Op-Ed: Check that shoe box full of your family letters. There are keepers that can fill in L.A.’s history
By David Kipen

December 9, 2018 UCLA lecturer compiles centuries of LA perspectives in ‘Dear Los Angeles’
By Lisa Aubry

December 6, 2018 California Today: How Do You Capture Los Angeles in One Book?
By Jill Cowan

December 6, 2018 Historical Figures Tell the Story of L.A., One Letter aDiary Entry at a Time
By David Kipen

November 30, 2018 Los Angeles is refracted in all its irreducible, unexplainable glory in ‘Dear Los Angeles’
By Tyler Malone

November 26, 2018 Los Angeles Through the Centuries, Glimpsed by Kerouac, de Beauvoir, Waugh and Others
By Dwight Garner

July 27, 2018 Libros Schmibros Lending Library Has Moved Into The Historic Boyle Hotel
By Beidi Zhang

April 18, 2018 Critic at Large David Kipen on El Segundo in literature
By David Kipen


December 15, 2017 David Kipen recommends an overlooked book about a lost LA hero
By David Kipen

July 13, 2017 Ernest Hemingway’s long-lost Los Angeles visit
By David Kipen

May 19, 2017 Where do art and the humanities belong? David Kipen on the new American Writers Museum
By David Kipen


December 28, 2016 ‘Language at the Speed of Sight’ Fights to Reopen Our Closed Book on Literacy
By David Kipen

June 30, 2016 David Kipen’s Great American Novel: The works of Thomas Pynchon
By David Kipen

April 14, 2016 The secret connection between Cervantes and Shakespeare
By David Kipen


July 16, 2009 How Thomas Pynchon made a fan of David Kipen
Jacket Copy Staff


June 2004 Offshoring the Audience
By David Kipen

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