The Washington Center for the Book (WCB), an affiliate of The Library of Congress (LC) Center for the Book administered by Washington State Library (WSL), is thrilled to announce the addition of five incredible Washington voices into The Library of Congress PALABRA archive.
Partnering with Catalina Gomez, Reference Librarian and Curator for the PALABRA Archive, WCB helped to identify, contact and facilitate new recordings with authors Kathleen Alcalá, Claudia Castro Luna, Carlos Gil, Kristen Millares Young, and Donna Miscolta. These recordings were released online earlier this fall.
On Nov. 16 at noon we will be celebrating the release of these newly available recordings with an online event to celebrate the new recordings, the PALABRA Archive itself, and the beautiful work of these five authors. Each author will talk about what it means to them to be included in this historic, contemporary, living, and growing collection. We will also hear from Catalina Gomez who will give us some background on this vital collection’s history.