Trialogue 2013 : Neighborhood Poetry Collaboration

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Trialogue 2013 : Neighborhood Poetry Collaboration

Three Cultures, Twelve Poems, One Focus - Passions


In celebration of National Poetry Month and in partnership with the Goethe Institut, the Chinatown Community Cultural Center, the Confucius Institute at George Mason University, the DC Public Library is pleased to host "Reading in the Stacks," featuring local poets Sarah Browning and Joseph Ross.

Over the last 150 years, Washington, DC's Chinatown has been home to many immigrant groups. Each has contributed to the vibrancy and diversity of our neighborhood and our city.  Three cultures - Chinese, American, and German - are highlighted in this annual celebration of poetry and voice.

The 2013 project presents poems on four passions that moves us: sports, nightlife, poetry and visual art, and protest. Each poem will be read in English, German and Chinese.

The online Trialogue project features the four poems from each culture in their native language and translation, along with additional information about each poet and poem.

This event will take place on Tuesday evening, April 30 at 7 p.m. in Room 207.  For more information, please call the Information Services Department at 202-727-1161.