Sunday, February 19, 2012

Upcoming Events Around Town

We'd like to announce a couple of events around town later this month:

February 28 at 7:30 p.m. there will be a new play reading of “Waiting” by workshop leader Richard Washer at Theatre on the Run, 3700 South Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206. The play, directed by Leslie A. Kobylinski, is a comedy in which a divorced baby boomer, her daughter and an unsuspecting waiter navigate our changing perceptions of senior citizenry. For more information visit

The Goethe-Institute hosts
Time Shadows: Music, an evening of Chinese, German, and American poetry.
Thursday, February 23, 6:30 pm
The Goethe-Institut
812 7th Street NW
Washington, DC

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 are highlighted in this annual celebration of poetry and voice.
The 2012 poems focus on music.  Many of the poets will take part in the reading in person or via telephone.

Chinese Poets:
Xi Murong
Liao Weitang
Song Lin
Yi Lei

American Poets:
Sunil Freeman
Brian Gilmore
Rod Jellema
Fred Joiner

German Poets:
Norbert Hummelt
Hans Raimund
Jutta Richter
Brigitte Struzyk

Additional readings will take place throughout the city during Spring and Summer 2012. The poems and translations, along with the full schedule of readings, can be found at
In cooperation with the Chinatown Community Cultural Center, the Confucius Institute at George Mason University, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Public Library.

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