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Empathy, Art, and Telling Important Stories: Q & A with Jason Reynolds

Empathy, Art, and Telling Important Stories: Q & A with Jason Reynolds

Long Way Down—Jason Reynolds’s bestselling novel in verse—makes its way to the Kennedy Center. Reynolds, a member of Planet Word’s Advisory Board, talked to us about empathy, the theatrical adaptation of his novel, and the importance of telling stories like Long Way Down.

When Soccer and Poetry Meet, Kids Succeed: Q & A with DC SCORES

When Soccer and Poetry Meet, Kids Succeed: Q & A with DC SCORES

Soccer and poetry might not seem to have much in common, but one local non-profit unites them toward a common goal: empowering kids. DC SCORES runs free, year-round soccer programs and poetry workshops for thousands of kids in the District, fostering both teamwork and creative expression. Representatives Tony Francavilla and Charity Blackwell chatted with us about the program and shared some stories about their young poet-athletes.

New Words in the Digital Age: Q & A with Grant Barrett

New Words in the Digital Age: Q & A with Grant Barrett

Has the internet changed the way new words enter our collective vocabulary? How do dictionary makers figure out what words having staying power and which will be obsolete in a month? How does a modern dictionary function in this ever-changing language landscape? Lexicographer and radio host Grant Barrett weighs in.

Language Entrepreneurship: Q & A with Kathleen Diamond

Language Entrepreneurship: Q & A with Kathleen Diamond

Kathleen Diamond is a trailblazer in the multibillion-dollar language services industry. Here, she describes her experience as an entrepreneur in the 1980s and offers some advice to today's students and language professionals.