Author Talk

Dr. Gina R. Prince

Dr. Gina R. Prince Author Talk

In her debut novel, Born into Sin Transformed into Destiny, Dr. Gina R. Prince shares how the death of her father, when she was just 5 years old, left her with abandonment and identity issues. She later turned to drugs and sex to fill the void. Finally, she tried God who was waiting for her with open arms.  
Saving Phoebe Murrow by Herta Feely

Author Talk: Herta Feely

Join author Herta Feely for her author talk on Saving Phoebe Murrow.  

UNCENSORED: The First Amendment in Unprecedented Times - A Conversation with Lata Nott

The First Amendment has been a paramount right for all Americans since the signing of the Constitution and has been the backbone of free speech and free press. Recent events, such as Charlottesville, VA, have brought many questions regarding the rights given under the First Amendment. 
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George Pelecanos in Conversation

The Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library present an author talk with George Pelecanos, the critically-acclaimed DC-based novelist and television producer. Mr. Pelecanos will discuss his childhood in Ward One and the impact that has had on his writing. Many of his books take place in the Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant, Georgia Ave. and Dupont Circle neighborhoods and reflect actual locations and occurrences in the area over a range of decades. 
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Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City

Professor Derek Hyra from American University will speak about his new book Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City.
Live at the Safari

Live at the Safari Club : Discussion and Book Signing

Please join us for a slideshow and book signing with authors Shawna Kenney & Rich Dolinger The authors will be discussing their recent book, Live at the Safari Club. The book is a compilation of interviews, photos and flyers telling the story of a quirky underground club that lasted a decade until it burned down under mysterious circumstances.  
Suspect Freedom Dr. Nancy Mirabal Rosa Grillo

Collective Memories: Afro-Cuban in Washington DC

Discuss the past, present and future of Afro-Cubans in the District with Rosa Grillo, a community engagement strategist born in the District to Cuban parents, and neighborhood author and professor Nancy Raquel Mirabal, author of Suspect Freedoms: The Racial and Sexual Politics of Cubanidad.
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“Wind Me Up Chuck:” The Influence of Chuck Brown and Go-Go as D.C. History

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Natural Museum of American History, please join us for this panel discussion, moderated by William Reynolds of the Museum’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, which will feature three speakers with a wealth of knowledge about Chuck Brown, go-go music and its narrative in the political and social history of D.C.