Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Spotlight on Literary Events: November 2016

Wednesday, Nov 9, 7:00 pm
Arts Club of Washington
2017 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Join the Literary House Press for a celebration of Still Life with Poem: Contemporary Natures Mortes in Verse, an anthology of new poems inspired by created (or imagined) tableau. Free

Thursday, Nov 10, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Upshur St. Books
27 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011
Don't miss these local mystery writers for what is sure to be an amazing panel discussion! Free

Saturday, Nov 12, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
The Writer’s Center
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, MD 20815
Join editor Dario DiBattista and several authors as they read from Retire the Colors: Veterans and Civilians on Iraq and Afghanistan, a collection of nonfiction accounts by service members returning to civilian life. Free

The Edge Reading Series Sunday, Nov 13, 6:00 pm
Bridge Street Books
2814 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Lauren Levin, Eric, Sneathen, and Michael Joseph Walsh take the stage. Free

Cerphe Colwell Reading
Tuesday, Nov 15, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
The Writer’s Center
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, MD 20815
If you lived in DC during the '70s, you know Cerphe Colwell as one of the most influential DJs in the city's history. Revered by generations and respected by musicians the likes of Tom Waits, Stevie Nicks, and Bruce Springsteen, the man is a legend. TWC is proud to host a reading and book signing of Colwell's new book Cerphe's Up. Free, RSVP required.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 7:30 p.m.
Shaw’s Tavern
520 Florida Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Don’t miss the final reading of Season III of The Inner Loop! This month, featured Courtney Angela Brkic, will be joined by a lineup of nine other writers in fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry: Poetry - Tommy Pico, Devin Kelly, Beth Spesia; Fiction - Leeya Mehta, Max Meltzer, Kenny Torrella; Nonfiction - Adrienne Benson Scherger, Diana Tokaji. Free

Tyehimba Jess and Robin Coste Lewis:

Beauty And Struggle in Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series
Thursday, Nov 17, 6:30 pm
Phillips Collection
1600 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20009
In conjunction with The Phillips Collection and its exhibition, People on the Move: Beauty and Struggle in Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series,” The Folger Shakespeare Library presents an evening of poetry that reveals and revels in the history and experiences of African Americans, Tyehimba Jess and Robin Coste Lewis bring their award-winning work to respond to the masterwork of Jacob Lawrence. Tickets: 15; Ticket holders may view the exhibition prior to the reading. 

Thursday, Nov 17, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Busboys & Poets, 14th & V
2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
The Collective DC and Teach for America alumni of color board, is hosting its second annual Story Slam, a live storytelling event and opportunity for the DC Region to come together to hear stories that reflect our diversity, passion, and courage. Free

Friday, Nov 18, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW   
Washington, DC 20045
P&P is proud to partner with the National Press Club Journalism Institute for a night of pols, pundits, and prose. Come meet fantastic novelists, historians, and cultural critics. Proceeds from this non-profit fundraiser will benefit the SEED foundation, which helps under-served students prepare for college. Tickets: $10 for the public; $5 for P&P members; $5 for NPC members.

Saturday, Nov 19, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
The Writer’s Center
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, MD 20815
The Delmarva Review Volume 9 includes literary work from 30 authors, including several from the region. The editors will be present to answer audience questions about the review and submission process. Free

Saturday, Nov 19, 8:00 pm
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW   
Washington, DC 20008
How many rings were forged by Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth? Excluding monuments, what is the tallest building in D.C.? Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. in The Den. Free

Sunday, Nov 20, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
The Writer’s Center
4508 Walsh St, 
Bethesda, MD 20815
Jonathan Moody reads from his most recent collection, Olympic Butter Gold, winner of the 2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. Moody’s poetry focuses on hip-hop and rap culture in America. He is joined by Jane Hilberry, author of Body Painting, and Lalita Noronha, who writes about her work in both microbiology and the arts in Mustard Seed: A Collage of Science, Art and Love Poems. Free

Wednesday, Nov 30, 12:00 pm
National Archives
Constitution Avenue, NW, between 7th and 9th Streets
Washington, DC 20408
Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Steve Twomey takes a fascinating look at the 12 days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor—the warnings, clues, and missteps. Event is free with RSVP.

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