Writers Respond to Defunding the NEA and NEH1 min read


Last week, Donald Trump announced his budget proposal, which includes the defunding of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanties (recipients of approximately .006% of government spending in 2016).

Writers and artists across the country have mobilized to voice their opposition to the cuts, and in solidarity with these movements, we asked writers to share the postcards they will be sending to their representatives to demand that the NEA and NEH remain funded. Below is a sample of what we have received; we encourage everyone to participate by contacting their representatives (who can be easily determined here) and sharing what they sent with the hashtag #NEAProtestcards.

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Adrienne Celt, author of The Daughters 

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Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife

Tracy O’Neill, author of The Hopeful

Nathan Schneider, author of Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse

Blair Braverman, author of Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube

Marcy Dermansky, author of The Red Car

 Mark Sarvas, author of Harry, Revised

Jimin Han, author of A Small Revolution

Kristen Radtke, author of Imagine Only Wanting This

Michael David Lukas, author of The Oracle of Stamboul

Naomi Benaron, author of Running the Rift

Tracy Winn, author of Mrs. Somebody Somebody

Clea Simon, author of Into The Grey

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