Saturday, April 25, 2009

Big Read - D.C. weekend

Today's is the day for the 2009 Big Read - D.C. kick-off at Gallaudet University. The program begins at 11 AM George Pelecanos is speaking and there will be a small reception with refreshments in the Student Academic Center.

Tomorrow, (Sunday, 4/26) the Oracle Set Book Club is hosting "A Glimpse Into Deaf Culture Through Dance" at Gallaudet's Alumni House. The National Deaf Dance Academy will perform. The program begins at 3 PM and includes a book discussion.

Gallaudet University is located at 800 Florida Avenue, NE.

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Make your heart an open book.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

SpeakeasyDC opens the Big Read - D.C. tonight

Today's Washington Post District Weekly front page features the Big Read - D.C. Today is the official first day of the month-long city ready of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers.

SpeakeasyDC is scheduled to open the city read with a performance of a new work inspired by McCullers' book. The event is at Busboys and Poets (2021 14th Street, NW) at 7:30 PM. General seating in the Langston Room.