Spring 2015

National Events


Saturday, Sep 5, 10:00am

Washington DC

Library of Congress National Book Festival
featuring the Poetry & Prose Pavillion

This year's free festival features more than 150 authors, poets, and illustrators. Including Kevin Young, Marilyn Chin, Claudia Rankine, and Ishmael Reed.  

The Poetry & Prose Pavilion is part of the Library of Congress's 15th annual literary festival, which takes place on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 10 am to 10 pm.

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Admission is free.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW,
Washington, DC

For more information visit the NEA website.


Monday, Dec 7, 7:30pm

Washington DC

Linda Gregerson with Alice Quinn

In our annual celebration of Emily Dickinson's birthday, award-winning poet Linda Gregerson reads Dickinson's work and discusses the great significance of her legacy.

Linda Gregerson is the author of six collections of poetry. Waterborne won the 2003 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; Magnetic North was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award; Prodigal: New and Selected Poems has just been published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Gregerson's many honors include awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Poetry Society of America, the Modern Poetry Association, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Humanities Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller and Mellon Foundations.  A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Gregerson is Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Michigan, where she directs the Helen Zell MFA Program in Creative Writing.

Reception to follow featuring Dickinson's beloved black cake.

Co-sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Admission is $15
Call 202-544-7077 for tickets.

For more information or visit 

Folger Theatre
Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE