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District of Literature

Monday, September 30, 2013

Come for a free, full day of readings and panel discussion featuring DC poets, fiction writers, and literary critics.


Events will take place on Capitol Hill at both the Library of Congress and the Folger Shakespeare Library.


Order of the Day


Library of Congress

Thomas Jefferson Building

Room: LJ-119


Opening Remarks

Featuring a reading by DC Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick


"Sterling Brown, DC's First Poet Laureate"

A reading curated by The American Poetry Museum


"Possessed of This City: Bringing the Spirit of DC Poetry to the Nation"

A panel hosted by Split This Rock


Complimentary Lunch

Presentations from DC Writers' Homes and 826DC


"DC Fiction Showcase: A.X. Ahmad, Elliott Holt, and Richard McCann"

A reading curated by The Writer's Center


"DC: Fact/Fiction"

A reading hosted by Slate and PEN/Faulkner

Folger Shakespeare Library/The Church of the Reformation

201 East Capitol Street Exhibition Hall/212 East Capitol Street


5pm- 6pm at the Church

"Yet Do I Marvel: Black Iconic Poets of the 20th Century"

A reading curated by the Poetry Society of America and Folger Shakespeare Library featuring Henri Cole, Camille Dungy, Terrance Hayes, and Marilyn Nelson

7:30pm-9pm at the Church

"Our Literary District:: A Reading of Prose and Poetry"

Elizabeth Alexander, Edward P. Jones, E. Ethelbert Miller, and George Pelecanos read together in a celebration of the District's rich literary culture.


A public reception at Folger Shakespeare Library, Exhibition Hall


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 .

Elizabeth Alexander

Henri Cole

Terrance Hayes

Edward P. Jones

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