Thursday, August 20, 2015

Weekly Spotlight on Literary Events: August 21st-August 27th



Michelle Goldberg – The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West
Friday, August 21st at 7:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008

Indra Devi is known for popularizing yoga in the West. Join author Michelle Goldberg at Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse for a discussion about her new novel The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West. Free admission.

LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Angie Head
Friday, August 21st from 10:00 pm-12:00 am
Busboys and Poets (Hyattsville location)
5331 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781

Busboys and Poets Hyattsville presents an in-house series, LIVE! from Busboys. This open mic talent showcase is open to all artists and performers from poets, musicians, dancers, and more. The evening will be hosted by Angie Head. $5 cover charge.

Marcela Sulak and Brandel France de Bravo
Sunday, August 23rd from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
The Writer’s Center
4508 Walsh St.
Bethesda, MD 20815

The Writer’s Center hosts a weekly Open Door Reading every Sunday. This Sunday, the Center presents a reading with visiting poet Marcela Sulak, author of Decency and Immigrant. She is joined by poet Brandel France de Bravo, who reads from her new collection of poems, Mother Loose. The reading will be followed with a reception and a book signing. Free admission.

Stephen Harding –Last to Die
Monday, August 24th from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Busboys and Poets (Takoma location)
235 Carroll St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20012

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets Takoma presents a discussion with author Stephen Harding about his newest book, Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II. Free admission.

Robert Goolrick – The Fall of Princes
Monday, August 24th at 7:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

Robert Goolrick, author of Heading Out to Wonderful and A Reliable Wife, will be at Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse to discuss his latest novel The Fall of Princes, which tells a dark and glamorous tale of young men on Wall Street. Free admission.

Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Shelly Bell
Monday, August 24th from 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (Shirlington location)
4251 South Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206

Award-winning poet Shelly Bell hosts the Monday Night Open Mic at the Busboys and Poets Shirlington location. $5 cover charge.

The Garden Open Mic feat. Naji Copeland
Monday, August 24th from 8:30-11:00 pm
Bloombars
3222 11th St. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20010

Bloombars presents The Garden Open Mic featuring Naji Copeland with guest host Dwayne Lawson-Brown.

Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Drew Law
Monday, August 24th from 9:00 pm-11:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (Brookland location)
625 Monroe St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

Come to Busboys and Poets Brookland for an evening of performance and entertainment at the Monday Night Open Mic hosted by entertainer Drew Law. $5 cover charge.

Matt Burriesci – Dead White Guys
Tuesday, August 25th from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Busboys and Poets (14th & V location)
2021 14th St, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

A Politics & Prose event at Busboys and Poets 14th & V, author Matthew Burriesci will discuss his latest book Dead White Guys: A Father, His Daughter and the Great Books of the Western World. Burriesci will converse with Emma Snyder, the current Executive Director of PEN/Faulkner. Free admission.

Ronnie Greene – Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina
Tuesday, August 25th at 7:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse presents a discussion with author Ronnie Greene about his book Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina, which reconstructs a New Orleans police shooting of six unarmed black residents and the cover-up that followed. Free admission.

Beltway Poetry Slam
Tuesday, August 25th from 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (Brookland location)
625 Monroe St. NE,
Washington, D.C. 20017

Beltway Poetry and Busboys and Poets host their monthly poetry slam the last Tuesday of every month. The event is open to writers from the D.C., VA, and MD area. Each open slam is two rounds. Those wishing to participate in the slam must arrive by 7:30 pm. $5 cover charge.

Tuesday Night Open Mic hosted by Gowri K
Tuesday, August 25th from 9:00 pm-11:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (14th & V location)
2021 14th St, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Busboys and Poets 14th & V presents a Tuesday Night Open Mic filled with spoken word performers, musicians, and more. Poet and singer Gowri K will host the evening. $5 cover charge.

Tuesday Night Open Mic hosted by Drew Anderson
Tuesday, August 25th from 9:00 pm-11:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (Takoma location)
235 Carroll St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20012

Join host Drew Anderson for an evening of entertainment at Busboys and Poets Takoma’s Tuesday Night Open Mic. $5 cover charge.

Boots Riley
Wednesday, August 26th from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Busboys and Poets (14th & V location)
2021 14th St, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Author Boots Riley will be at Busboys and Poets 14th & V for a Politics & Prose event. Riley will discuss his new book Tell Homeland Security – We Are the Bomb, along with Dave Zirin, author, sports editor for The Nation, and Sirius XM co-host of The Collision. Free admission.

David Vine – Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World
Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008

Author and professor of anthropology at American University, David Vine will be at Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse to discuss his book Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World.

The DC Poetry Project Blogtalk Radio Show, One-Year Anniversary
Wednesday, August 26th from 8:00 pm-10:15 pm
Blogtalk Radio

In celebration of the DCPP Blogtalk Radio Show One-Year Anniversary tune-in for a live episode featuring local and national poets, as well as poets from England, France, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Canada, and Thailand. Tune in at http://tobtr.com/7827909

Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B
Wednesday, August 26th from 9:00 pm-11:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (5th & K location)
1025 5th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Poet Dwayne B hosts the Wednesday Night Open Mic at Busboys and Poets 5th & K. Come share your work or watch others perform. $5 cover charge.

Michael Maccoby – Strategic Intelligence: Conceptual Tools for Leading Change
Thursday, August 27th at 7:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse presents a discussion with author Michael Maccoby on his book Strategic Intelligence: Conceptual Tools for Leading Change.

Spit Dat! Open Mic
Thursday, August 27th 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 Poetry hosted by E-Baby
Thursday, August 27th from 9:00 pm-11:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (Hyattsville location)
5331 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781

Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville presents a Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by poet and spoken word performer “E-Baby.” $5 suggested donation.

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