A notable event in itself, the death of actor Arthur Leander during a performance of King Lear in Toronto is soon overshadowed by the outbreak of a population decimating pandemic in Emily St. John Mandel's 2014 novel Station Eleven.
Professor Alessandra Gelmi is a journalist, playwright, and seven-time national award-winning author of the novel Who’s Afraid of Red and the poetry collection Ring of Fire. On Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m., she will offer a workshop on tips and tricks to make a poem sing.
Please bring a short poem to be workshopped in this class.
Workshop is limited to 25. Registration Required.
E-Classes from introductory courses in medical billing to manicure how-to!
With your computer, your working email address and your Internet connection, DC Public Library is empowering. Continue your education by taking a range of different classes!
Did you ever need to know how medical billing and coding works? Or how to advocate for elder care? Or how to give a self-caring manicure?
The First Thursday Night Poetry Readings will feature two of our local poets - Rosalie Werback and Pamela Passaretta.
Rosalie is a published poet, musician, and artist. A member of the Federal Poets and The Poets on the Fringe, Rosalie will read from her original works.
Pamela Passaretta, President of The Poets on the Fringe, is also a published poet, and a member of The Federal Poets.
Open mic follows. If you have your own poems to share, please bring them along.
Open to teens and adults.
It's time again for the Georgetown Book Club to replenish its reading list!
If you are a regular, sometimes, or prospective Georgetown Book Club attendee, please take a look at the titles below -- suggested by group members -- and use the poll below the list to vote on which titles you would like to read with the book club.
The five books that receive the most votes will be added to the group's list of upcoming reads.
The choices are:
Financially strained in the aftermath of World War I, unmarried Frances Wray and her mother must resort to opening their London home to lodgers, an act of necessity that is complicated further by the class distinction between the women and the married couple who arrive to board, Leonard and Lilian Barber.
For many, modern life is powered by digital technology -- and blissfully so. But along with the many benefits of digital life, there are questions.
What degree of privacy can we expect and how can we ensure it? What does large scale connectivity mean for individual relationships? And how will the balance of power in society shift alongside technology?
The following novels explore these and other similar topics.
For its detailed references to political history, and featuring as centerpiece the topic of island immigration, try reading The White Woman on the Green Bicycle, which is set in Trinidad before, during and after the time of its independence from colonial England.