Sunday, September 30, 2012

PAST: FESTIVAL: Poets & Writers will be happy to hear about this one! "District of Literature" a Day-long Festival at the Library of Congress and the Folger Shakespeare Library on MON, Sept 30th, Readings and Panels from 9:30am - 9:00pm, followed by a Reception, Free

District of Literature a day-long festival
Monday, September 30th
9:30am - 10:00pm

A day-long festival reflecting DC's literary past, present, and future and showcases the work of DC's resident poets, writers, and literary organizations, including Marie Arana, Edward P. Jones, George Pelecanos, and Richard McCann. 

This full day of events is sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library, Library of Congress and PEN/Faulkner. This day is made possible by support from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and a media sponsorship by Slate

Highlights in the morning include a reading by DC Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick, a reading curated by The American Poetry Museum on "Sterling Brown, DC's First Poet Laureate" and a panel hosted by Split this Rock, poetry festival, "Possessed of This City: Bringing the Spirit of DC Poetry to the Nation." General Schedule below.

Readings & Panel Discussions
9:30am - 4:00pm 
Library of Congress
Jefferson Building, Room LJ-119
Metro: Capitol South

Evening Readings followed by a Reception
5:00pm & 7:30pm
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Metro: Capitol South

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