Tuesday, May 1, 2007

D.C.'s Big Read and the Georgetown Library

They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God.

Yesterday we all watched the news with disbelief as two DC neighborhood landmarks -- Eastern Market and the Georgetown Public Library -- were engulfed by flames. Georgetown Public Library was scheduled to host a D.C.'s Big Read discussion yesterday evening.

But in times of trouble, communities pull together. At the request of the Humanities Council, Tudor Place, one of Georgetown's historic homes, will host the Literary Friends of the DC Library's program of dramatic readings and discussion of THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD:

Zora Neale Hurston Out Loud
Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 pm
Tudor Place (Visitor Center), 1644 31st St. NW between Q and R Streets
Readings from the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God performed by George Washington University Professors Jennifer James and Gayle Wald.

And Featuring Discussion of the Zora Neale Hurston’s masterpiece novel of the Harlem Renaissance Their Eyes Were Watching God

• Discussion of the Novel
• How to Form a Book Group
• Borrow a “Book Box” for your reading group
• Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Georgetown Neighborhood Library

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