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Where We Belong
Folger Book Club: Daughters of the Deer
DC & Me: Community Mosaic Visual Arts Workshops
Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize
Early Music Seminar: Music of Medieval Spain
Engaging All Students Across the Humanities
Eudora Welty Lecture: Natasha Trethewey
The latest from our blogs and podcast
Marmalade boxes, Lenten fasts, and love
Heather Wolfe discovers the true intentions behind Jane Skipwith’s marmalade box
A New Poem by Rita Dove Invites Visitors Inside
Rita Dove shares the story behind her new poem, which is inscribed in the marble edge around the Folger’s west garden.
“Cast in darkness": Who should play Richard III?
Austin Tichenor argues for the importance of casting disabled actors as Richard III, spotlighting Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production with Katy Sullivan in the title role.
Eddie Izzard on Performing Hamlet Solo
Legendary comedian and actor Eddie Izzard tells us about her one-actor performance of Hamlet.
Q&A: Madeline Sayet on "Where We Belong," Shakespeare, and Indigenous writers
“Things don’t just happen. Everything around us was actually created intentionally at some point in time, right? So in order to break down systemic oppression, you really have to look at how things were constructed.”
About 'Daughters of the Deer'
Introductory information on the March 2024 Folger Book Club selection, which imagines the author’s ancestors in the Algonquin territories of the 1600s.