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Washington, Oct 26 (Canadian-Media): The 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival, which celebrates its 20th birthday this year, provides up-to-the-minute festival news, highlights, and other important information to the subscribers of this blog, Library Of Congress (LoC) reports said.
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One of the benefits of this virtual festival is that you get a peek into the living and writing spaces of more than 120 authors, poets and illustrators who joined 2020 National Book Festival, and they shared their unique perspectives on this first virtual festival with its 20th festival’s theme, American Ingenuity.
A poet, essayist, novelist and Chicana activist, Sandra Cisneros, one of the most celebrated Latino authors of her generation, best known for her first novel, “The House on Mango Street,” speaks about the importance of empathy.
Cisneros says empathy is a need of writer to have an open heart and this in many ways have spurred her work and imagination during these difficult times of surging COVID-19 pandemic and political uncertainty.
Cisneros’s compassion for others is evident when she says, “When we’re working with our hearts, and with our complete hearts and con puro amor—with pure love—on behalf of those we love, and with no ego involved: siempre sale bonito—it’s always going to turn out well,” as Cisneros speaks to from her book-filled living room in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, LoC reports said.
National Book Festival site facilitates access to all author presentations with additional video content, such as Q&A sessions with select authors, on the Virtual Festival Platform to explore the many festival stages in genres such as History & Biography, Poetry & Prose, Fiction, Children and Teens.
LoC, the world’s largest library and the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, offers access to the creative record of the United States, and from around the world, both on-site and online.