Thursday, August 6, 2015

Weekly Spotlight on Literary Events: August 7th-August 13th



Michael Hiltzik – Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex
Friday, August 7th at 7:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008

Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse presents a discussion with Michael Hiltzik, author of Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex.

LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Beny Blaq
Friday, August 7th from 11:00 pm-1:00 am
Busboys and Poets (14th & V location)
2021 14th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Busboys and Poets in-house series presents LIVE! from Busboys, an open mic talent showcase. This open mic invites performers of any type to take the stage for an evening of entertainment. $5 cover charge. 

“Writers on the Green Line” Series: Free Inter-generational Writers Workshop
Saturday, August 8th from 12:30 pm-3:00 pm
CentroNia
1420 Columbia Road NW,
Adams Morgan/Columbia Heights
Washington, D.C. 20009

The D.C. Poetry Project hosts the “Writer’s on the Green Line” Series the second Saturday of every month. The series is a free inter-generational writer’s workshop located at CentroNia.

Author Talk: Music Along the Rapidan
Sunday, August 9th at 2:00 pm
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C. 20020

Author James Davis will be at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum to discuss his book Music Along the Rapidan, which examines how civil war soldiers used music. Free admission.

Mariposa Reading
Sunday, August 9th from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
The Writer’s Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815

This Sunday, The Writer’s Center presents a reading by poets who have read at Mariposa or participated in the Mariposa Writing Retreats. Readers include Maritza Rivera, Ellen Cole, Michael Davis, Sid Gold, J. Barrett Wolf, and Tony Denis. The reading will be followed with a reception and book signing. Free admission. 

Iota Poetry Series, Annual All-Open Reading
Sunday, August 9th at 6:00 pm
Iota Bar and Restaurant
2832 Wilson, Blvd.,
Arlington, VA 22201

The Iota Poetry Series is a monthly poetry series. For the month of August, the series will not host a featured poet, but instead the Iota Poetry Series presents the Annual All-Open Reading. Free admission.

Beltway Send-off Showcase
Sunday, August 9th from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (14th & V location)
2021 14th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Busboys and Poets present the 2015 Beltway Poetry Slam Sendoff Showcase, a sendoff event for the Beltway Poetry Slam team before they head off to Oakland, CA for the National Poetry Slam. This event is $15 in-advance (online) or $20 at the door.

Nine on the Ninth hosted by Derrick Weston Brown
Sunday, August 9th from 9:00 pm-11:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (14th & V location)
2021 14th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

The Nine On The Ninth is a monthly poetry series is a feature-driven format in which the feature opens the show and an open mic follows. After the feature, there will be a 10-15 minutes Q & A with the artist before opening the stage to all for an open mic. This month, the series will feature Derrick Weston. $5 admission.

Christopher Dickey- Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South
Monday, August 10th at 7:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

Author Christopher Dickey will be at Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse to discuss his new book Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South.

Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by 13 of Nazareth
Monday, August 10th from 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (Shirlington location)
4251 South Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206

Busboys and Poets Shirlington location’s weekly Monday night open mic features two hours of entertainment from rookie and professional performers alike. This week’s open mic will be hosted by performance poet 13 of Nazareth. $5 cover charge.

Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Joseph LMS Green
Monday, August 10th from 9:00 pm-11:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (Brookland location)
625 Monroe Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

Busboys and Poets Brookland location’s weekly Monday night open mic invites local poets and performers to take the stage for a night of entertainment hosted by poet Joseph LMS Green. $5 cover charge.

A DCPP Meet & Greet at Bossa Bistro – Guerrilla Poetry Night
Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00 pm
BOSSA Bistro, Lounge, and Art Gallery
2463 18th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

The D.C. Poetry Project presents a meet & greet at Bossa Bistro for the D.C. Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency (GPI). This is an open mic event. Free admission.

Jonathan Weisman – No. 4 Imperial Lane
Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008

Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse presents a reading of No. 4 Imperial Lane with author Jonathan Weisman.

Emotional Overload: Stories About Being Drunk with Power, Mad with Love, or High on Life
Tuesday, August 11th at 8:00 pm
Town Danceboutique
2009 8th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Story District, formerly known as SpeakeasyDC, is a monthly storytelling series. This month’s theme is “Emotional Overload: Stories About Being Drunk with Power, Mad with Love, or High on Life” and the evening will feature speakers sharing a story that involves this theme. Tickets for this event are $16 and can be purchased online.

Tuesday Night Open Mic hosted by Pages
Tuesday, August 11th from 9:00 pm-11:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (14th & V location)
2021 14th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Busboys and Poets Tuesday open mic at the 14th and V location invites locals to come out for a night of performance and entertainment. Artist Pages Matam will host this week’s open mic. $5 cover charge.

Tuesday Night Open Mic hosted by Orville Walker
Tuesday, August 11th from 9:00-11:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (Takoma location)
235 Carroll Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20012

Busboys and Poets presents a weekly Tuesday Night Open Mic at the Takoma location. This week’s host is poet and performer Orville Walker. $5 cover charge.

Ari Berman – Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America
Wednesday, August 12th at 7:00 pm
Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

Ari Berman, author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, will be at Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse.

Lessons in Secret Diplomacy: Approaching Cuba through Back Channels: Evening Program with Book Signing
Wednesday, August 12th at 6:45 pm
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20560

William LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh, co-authors of Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana will be at the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center to discuss their book, which explores the relationship between the United States and Cuba. Tickets for this event are $30-$42.

Max Blumenthal – The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza
Thursday, August 13th at 7:00 pm
Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008

Politics and Prose Bookstore and Café presents a discussion with Max Blumenthal, author of The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza.

Spit Dat! Open Mic
Thursday, August 13th at 9:00 pm
ECAC, 2nd floor
733 Euclid Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Spit Dat! is a weekly open mic held every Thursday hosted by Drew “Droopy” Anderson and Dwayne B. $1 cover charge.

Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Two Deep
Thursday, August 13th from 9:00 pm-11:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (Hyattsville location)
5331 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781

Busboys and Poets Hyattsville location hosts a weekly Thursday Open Mic. Poet Two Deep will be hosting this week’s evening of talent and entertainment. $5 cover charge.


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