Alum Ruth Dickey to lead the National Book Foundation

Friday, 12 February 2021

Ruth Dickey, alumna of our MFA Writing Program in poetry, has been named the new Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. Congratulations from all of us at UNCG!

“My whole career has been working at the intersection of two questions: how do we build just, vibrant communities, and how to increase access to arts experiences,” Dickey said. “Stories, and the ability to read stories different from our own, help all of us understand the world.”

Read more at https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/11/books/national-book-foundation-ruth-dickey.html

Category: Alumni

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