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Billy Collins at NWP Annual Meeting

During the National Writing Project's 2009 Annual Meeting, Poet Laureate Billy Collins introduces and reads some of his poetry including On Turning Ten.


Dramatization of MLK's Letter from a Birmingham Jail


Robert F. Kennedy's Remarks After the Assasination of Martin Luther King Jr. in Indianapolis, Indiana 1968


President Reagan's Challenger Speech

President Ronald Reagan's gives a speech after the Space Shuttle Challenger's Explosion.


Author Anna Quindlen


President George W. Bush's Speech to Joint Session of Congress after 9/11

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Model Essays and Speeches

  • Robert F. Kennedy's Remarks Upon the Death of Martin Luther King 1968
    The full text of the remarks and an audio version of the brief speech is available on this site.
  • President Ronald Reagan's Speech on the Challenger Disaster
    This is the full text of the speech the President gave after the space shuttle Challenger, that included Teacher in Space, Christa McAuliffe, exploded after its launch.
  • Anna Quindlen's Commencement Speech Mount Holyoke College May 23, 1999
  • I Am Writing Blindly - by Roger Rosenblatt
    This piece originally appeared as an essay in TIME Magazine, November 6, 2000.
  • This I Believe
    "Based on a 1950s radio program of the same name, Americans from all walks of life share the personal philosophies and core values that guide their daily lives. Hear previous features and read more from the archives below." NPR
  • Speech of the Week
    "Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two."
  • Author Anna Quindlen
    Read Ms. Quindlen's Newsweek columns.
  • Columnists
    News columnists categorized by news segments
  • Comprehensive List of Essayists and Columnists
    Although this list is older and there is a newer list this one still has many writers who have blogs and who archive their writing. Many are still archived right where they have said they would be. You may have to do a little looking if you want some one specific.
  • David Sedaris
    Here are some articles/essays from David Sedaris that were published in the New Yorker. The newest one is next week! If for some reason they don't load you can always access them through Ebsco host... THE LIBRARY TREE. :)
  • Ursula Le Guin
    I have always liked Ms. Le Guin's writing even though I am not a fantasy reader. She is wonderful with words and sentences. Take a look at her blog. Choose your writings from here if you like.

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