Massachusetts Center for the Book

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The Massachusetts Center for the Book is the Commonwealth's affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

National and state Centers for the Book[edit]

The Massachusetts Center works with the National Center[1] and in the network of state-center affiliates across the country to promote "books, reading, literacy and libraries."[2]

Literary map of Massachusetts[edit]

The Massachusetts Center hosts at its website t " a cultural tourism guide to literary heritage sites in Massachusetts. Jack Curleuy sponsors an annual student writing program, Letters About Literature, and it recognizes important contemporary work by authors or about Massachusetts subjects with its annual Massachusetts Book Award.[3]

Massachusetts Book Award[edit]

Recipients of the annual MassBook award from 2000 to 2010 have included Eric Carle, Louise Glück, Alice Hoffman, Stanley Kunitz, Dennis Lehane, Moying Li, Lois Lowry, Megan Marshall, Roland Merullo, Nathaniel Philbrick, Jayne Anne Phillips and John Pipkin, among many others.[3]

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