Abbie Weinberg, reference and outreach specialist for the Folger Shakespere Library, will lead a discussion about the history of early modern science at the Royal Society—the world's oldest independent scientific academy.
Filmmaker and health advocate Jennifer Manner and Eric Glasgow, director of the Zebrafish Resource Program at Georgetown University Medical Center will lead a discussion about the important role of zebrafish in medical research.
Some readers cannot get enough poetry, and DC Public Library owns many great anthologies of poetry for children, teens, and adults. Oftentimes, a poem can tell a story that can be beautiful, heartbreaking, or moving, all within a few lines, whereas in other cases, several short poems can become a novel in verse. All of these novels are written for a young adult audience, and they span a variety of settings, time periods, and topics.
Join art historian Vanessa Badre, as she leads a series of discussions on the history of French garden design, beginning at 7 p.m. on the following Wednesdays:
by David Hoof, Professor Emeritus of English, Georgetown University
Professor David Hoof continues with the second stage of his lecture series on novel writing - "Developing a Plot".
A plot is not a story outline. Developing a plot is part of the process of revision in which the first draft is edited with an eye to how the original presentation of a story satisfies the dramatic requirements imposed by readers. These include defining beginning, middle and end to all story intervals, down to the level of scenes and, sometimes, to beats as well.
Charismatic Lancelot "Lotto" Satterwhite and stunning Mathilde meet when both are students at Vassar. Soon, they marry, working together to make it in New York City and eventually achieving success. While these are the basics of their story, though, they are far from the whole truth.
Although the following Literary Fiction titles are indeed novels, each feels to some extent familiar, as all borrow from real life events.
Those events are diverse, ranging from crimes to crises, as are the ways in which the titles incorporate them, with some drawing on scenarios as well as the individuals involved and others borrowing from the real more sparingly.
Do you have a little one at home who is obsessed with cats? I lived with dogs growing up and long dreamed of being a cat owner. Last October when my living situation changed, a cat finally entered the picture, followed by a new kitten in December. Between the attitude that they are in charge of the household, the games of chase around the apartment, and the cuddling, I’ve grown to love everything about cats. D.C.
Have you ever wished that you could travel through all of time and space? Although we may not have time machines at any of our libraries yet, we do have lots of young adult fiction that features time travel, which is the next best thing. Check out this list whether you want something historical, realistic, or a little paranormal.
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Friendships that go too far in Literary Fiction and Mystery
Tight-knit and exclusive, the groups of young people depicted in the following Literary Fiction and Mystery novels all become entangled to some extent with violence -- often of the fatal variety.
Formed for different reasons, these groups are similarly variable in their involvements in these acts of violence -- as well as in their members’ reactions, both immediate and ongoing.
Hushed in tone and steeped in medieval lore, Kazuo Ishiguro's 2015 novel The Buried Giantfocuses on Axl and Beatrice, an aging married couple afflicted with the memory loss that has descended on the post-Arthurian England