Author Talk

Author Talk
E. Ethelbert MillerE. Ethelbert Miller

An Evening with E. Ethelbert Miller: The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Milller

Celebrate National Poetry Month with E. Ethelbert Miller as he reads from his new publication, The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Milller (2016).  A writer and literary activist, Miller is the board chair of the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive think tank located in Washington, D.C.
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Bloomsday Reading

Enjoy a dramatic reading of James Joyce's classic Ulysses on June 16th a.k.a. Bloomsday. Readers from OLLI (Osher Lifetime Learning Institute) will bring scenes of the novel to life.  The event is free and open to the public. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for program materials.
Louise V Gray

An Evening of Poetry Featuring Louise V. Gray

Are you a lover of heart-warming poetry?  Do you want to hear a dynamic poet who reads with grace, flair and humor? If so, in celebration of National Poetry Month, come out to hear noted poet Louise V. Gray.  Ms. Gray is a graduate of the State University of New York at Old Westbury and  Columbia University.  She is also a 2007 Weissberg Fellowship recipient who studied play-writing at Primary Stages in New York City. Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, April 21 beginning at 6:00 p.m.!
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Secret Washington, D.C.

Sharon Pendana's guidebook Secret Washington, D.C. takes the reader to a Darth Vader grotesque on a church, a giant chair, the longest escalator in the western hemisphere and even the Georgetown Neighborhood Library's Peabody Room!  Far from the crowds and the usual clichés, Washington, D.C.
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Free DC: A Struggle for Emancipation in the District of Columbia

Celebrate DC Emancipation Day at a documentary screening and panel discussion with DC statehood rights activist and documentarian Anise Jenkins. This film and discussion will explore the history and struggle of freedom, civil rights and autonomy in the District of Columbia. This program will take place on the second floor, in the Main Meeting Room.
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Author Talk: Joe Riener

Join author Joe Riener for his author talk on his informative pair of nonfiction titles concerning his high school teaching career.   Both volumes assert that high school students are quite capable of considering powerful intellectual and emotional matters from the literature they read. This book seeks to honor the noble humanity of young people, despite the many assaults on their dignity in our culture.   
Marita Golden

Tell Your Story: An Introduction to the Art of Memoir Workshop

Are you interested in memoir writing?   Award winning author, Marita Golden, will offer a four-week memoir writing workshop, featuring four 90-minute sessions once a week during the months of April and May. The workshop will focus on how to turn memories, ideas and life into literature and create a compelling narrative that touches the mind and heart of the reader. Participation is limited to 25 people.  
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Poetry Discussion with Pete MacDonald

Please join us in Room A-3  to hear Mr. MacDonald's discussion of the two poets behind the English-speaking world's introduction to a landmark work of literature.
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Just Another Southern Town, Discussion with Author Joan Quigley

Local author Joan Quigley will be discussing her latest book, Just Another Southern Town : Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation's Capital at Chevy Chase Library on April 16th at 2 p.m.     
Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Meet Author Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Join us for a book talk and signing with Dolen Perkins-Valdez, New York Times bestselling author of Wench.  Perkins-Valdez will discuss her latest novel, Balm.  The story&nbsp

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