Saturday, April 18, 2009

Are You Reading The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter?

The 2009 Big Read - D.C. launches this week!
We want to know who's reading The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, the 2009 city book.

Take the short survey.

Upcoming Events and they're FREE!
Tuesday, April 21, 6 PM, The DC Public Library explores deaf characters in popular films with a screening of "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" based on Carson McCullers' book. Alan Arkin received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of John Singer. (Note: The Washington DC Jewish Community Center will also host a screening of the film on May 13 with an introdcution by Dr. Liza McGraw, author of Two Convenants: Twentieth-Century Representations of Southern Jewishness)

Thursday, April 23, SpeakeasyDC will highlight the Big Read - D.C. book in an evening of true-to-life stories titled "Outside Looking In." The performance begins at 7:30 PM at Busboys and Poets (2021 14th Street, NW).

Saturday, April 25 at 11 AM is the official kick-off event for the Big Read - D.C. featuring the 2009 honorary chair George Pelecanos and performances by the D.C. Labor Chorus, and Quest: Arts for Everyone. A small reception will follow the program. The kick-off will be in the Elstad Auditorium on the Gallaudet University campus (800 Florida Avenue, NE).

A full calendar events can be found at