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Welcome to the Folger’s press room, our space for journalists who are interested in the Folger Shakespeare Library and our programs and activities.

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If you have any questions, would like to arrange an interview or story, or request images, please contact us at press@folger.edu or 202-675-0342.

Garland Scott

Head of External Relations

Garland Scott

Peter Eramo

Events Publicity and Marketing Manager

Peter Eramo

Press releases

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Natasha Trethewey is the 2024 Eudora Welty Lecturer
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Natasha Trethewey is the 2024 Eudora Welty Lecturer

Press release: February 21, 2024

Folger to Open New Galleries, Café, and Shop on June 21
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Folger to Open New Galleries, Café, and Shop on June 21

Press release: January 30, 2024

Folger Theatre presents acclaimed solo show "Where We Belong"
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Folger Theatre presents acclaimed solo show "Where We Belong"

Press release: January 23, 2024

Folger Theatre announces artists and full program lineup for the second year of The Reading Room Festival
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Folger Theatre announces artists and full program lineup for the second year of The Reading Room Festival

Press release: January 12, 2024

Folger Theatre to expand the second year of The Reading Room Festival
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Folger Theatre to expand the second year of The Reading Room Festival

Press release: December 7, 2023

Folger Consort presents annual holiday concert "A Baroque Christmas Story"
Folger Consort musicians on the Folger theater stage playing their instruments with a choir of 6 standing behind them singing
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Folger Consort presents annual holiday concert "A Baroque Christmas Story"

Press release: November 9, 2023

Folger Presents Newly Commissioned Light and Paper Sculpture
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Folger Presents Newly Commissioned Light and Paper Sculpture

Press release: October 5, 2023

Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale opens Folger Theatre’s homecoming season
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Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale opens Folger Theatre’s homecoming season

Press release: September 26, 2023

Jorie Graham opens 2023/24 season of Folger Poetry
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Jorie Graham opens 2023/24 season of Folger Poetry

Press release: September 12, 2023

Glenda Noel-Ney Named Director of Development
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Glenda Noel-Ney Named Director of Development

Press release: August 17, 2023

Folger extends renovation timeline to 2024
Aerial view of the west entry plaza and gardens, with ramps and stairs leading down to the building entrance
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Folger extends renovation timeline to 2024

Press release: August 9, 2023

Melanie Bender Martin Named Folger’s Director of Communications and Marketing
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Melanie Bender Martin Named Folger’s Director of Communications and Marketing

Press release: June 15, 2023

Folger announces 2023/24 Seasons of Theater, Music, & Poetry
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Folger announces 2023/24 Seasons of Theater, Music, & Poetry

Press release: May 4, 2023

Folger announces November 17 reopening
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Folger announces November 17 reopening

Press release: April 26, 2023

Folger Shakespeare Library presents Searching for Shakespeare
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Folger Shakespeare Library presents Searching for Shakespeare

Press release: March  1, 2023

Scholar Patricia Akhimie named Director of the Folger Institute
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Scholar Patricia Akhimie named Director of the Folger Institute

Press release: November 17, 2022