Graphic novelist George O’Connor unveils Ares, the latest in his popular Olympians series at the Takoma Park Library, Maryland, on February 5th from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Mr. O’Connor also will do a drawing demonstration. He has published several children’s picture book and is a New York Times best-selling writer. Politics & Prose Bookstore will be selling his books at the event, but the program is free and no purchase is required to attend.
Below is a video from YouTube on Mr. O’Connor’s chat with Luke Pearson at Strand Bookstore, NY, last April –
Sue Eisenfeld reads from Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal at the Writer’s Center on Sunday, February 1, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saundra Rose Maley, a poet, will read from Disappearing Act. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing. Admission is free.
Don’t forget – Gordon Korman, best-selling children’s author, will present his new book Masterminds at the Takoma Park Library, Maryland. The event will be from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. on February 4th. Admission is free.
Below is Parts 1 and 2 of his talk at the Neehan Public Library a couple years ago —
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Part 2 –
Gayle Danley is the feature for the Spit Dat open mic event on January 29th from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. However, others are encouraged to attend and participate. The event will be held at Emergence Community Arts Collective (ECAC) 733 Euclid Street NW, in D.C.
Spit Dat is a weekly open mic event. It is presented by Droopy the Broke Baller and Dwayne B. the Crochet Kingpin. The cover charge is only $1.00.
Below is a video from YouTube of one of Ms. Danley’s performances of “She Didn’t Need to Know” at the 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness, last March at the National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium in D.C. –
Turning the Page, a nonprofit organization that operates Carpe Librum bookstore, has a new website. Please check it out.
I’ve been to Carpe Librum many times. It’s a great place – it is packed with hundreds of books! The store receives books every day, and the prices are always low. The staff is very friendly. The store is located at 1030 17th St, NW and is open Monday through Friday 11am – 7:30pm and Saturdays 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. It is just a block from the Farragut North metro station. Please check them out.
100% of profits from the store goes to Turning the Page.
Best-selling children’s author Gordon Korman will present his newest book Masterminds at the Takoma Park Library, Maryland, on February 4th from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Politics & Prose Bookstore will be selling Korman’s books, but no purchase is required to attend this free event.
Below is a video from YouTube of Mr. Korman giving a talk at the 2011 National Book Festival at the Library of Congress –