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The Archive Project - April 15, 2015

OPB | April 15, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 24 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features an interview with American writer, Gore Vidal. In the conversation, Vidal frankly discusses political figures, history, and writing with his trademark patrician wit.

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The Archive Project - April 8, 2015

OPB | April 8, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 23 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features prize-winning poet, Jane Hirshfield. She discusses and reads poems from her collection, After, filled with stunning imagery, wisdom, and a keen eye for the beauty of existence.

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The Archive Project - April 1, 2015

OPB | April 1, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 22 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project is a rebroadcast that features writer James McBride. McBride's first book, The Color of Water, is a memoir in which the narrative alternates between his own story and exploration of his racial identity and his white mother’s story.

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The Archive Project - March 25, 2015

OPB | March 25, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 21 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features writer Frank Rich interviewing composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.

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The Archive Project - March 18, 2015

OPB | March 18, 2015 7 p.m.

Episode 20 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features author Robert Stone. Tonight, he explores the morality-versus-beauty debate, specifically the ways fiction provides the narrative shape of humanity.

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The Archive Project - March 11, 2015

OPB | March 11, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 19 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features travel and science author Bill Bryson. With his signature dry humor, Bryson discusses incidents throughout his life that later became part of his books.

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The Archive Project - March 4, 2015

OPB | March 4, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 18 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features author Ursula K. Le Guin. With her signature wit and intellect, Le Guin gives a profound response to the question, “Where do you get your ideas from?”

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The Archive Project - Feb. 25, 2015

OPB | Feb. 25, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 17 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat. Mere months after the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Danticat discussed the role of artists in the face of tragedy.

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The Archive Project - Feb. 18, 2015

OPB | Feb. 18, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 16 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features Toni Morrison. She discusses how her work—specifically in her novels Beloved and Jazz—examines the evolution of racial self-regard in African Americans.

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The Archive Project - Feb. 11, 2015

OPB | Feb. 11, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 15 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Edward P. Jones. Tonight he discusses the role of imagination in writing historical fiction and how truth transcends facts.