November Literary Events

 

Salman Rushdie last month, Zadie Smith this month—sheesh, it’s great to live in D.C.

 

FESTIVALS

Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, Silver Spring, MD

 

OPEN MIC POETRY NIGHTS

Busboys & Poets

Every Tuesday, 9:00pm – 11:00pm @ 14th & V
Every Wednesday, 9:00pm – 11:00pm @ 5th & K
Every Monday, 8:00pm – 10:00pm @ Shirlington
Every Thursday, 9:00pm – 11:00pm @ Hyattsville
Every Monday, 9:00pm – 11:00pm @ Brookland
*Check website for other monthly open mic events.

  

READINGS/BOOK SIGNINGS/TALKS/WORKSHOPS

Tuesday, November 1

10:00am—Jeff Kinney: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down (Fiction Reading/Talk) @Library of Congress, Young Readers Center

Wednesday, November 2

6:30pm—Split This Rock Poetry Workshop @ Split This Rock (Free)

7:00pm—Eimear McBride: The Lesser Bohemians (Fiction Reading) @ Politics & Prose

Thursday, November 3

7:00pm—Maria Semple: Today Will Be Different (Fiction Reading) @ Politics & Prose

7:00pm—Evening of Poetry: David Beaudouin, Don Berger & Chris Mason (Poetry Reading) @ The Ivy Bookshop

Saturday, November 5

1:00pm—Pythia Peay: American Icarus: A Memoir of Father and Country (Creative Nonfiction Talk) @ DAR Library

Monday, November 7

6:30pm—Vanessa Hua, Tom Clynes, and Rion Amilcar Scott (Fiction Reading) @ Kramerbooks

Tuesday, November 8

7:00pm—Writers & Words Reading (Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Reading) @ Charmington’s

Thursday, November 10

7:00pm—Katharine Noel: Meantime (Fiction Reading) @ The Ivy Bookshop

Saturday, November 12

3:00pm—Veteran Return Home: Anthology Reading (Nonfiction Reading) @ The Writer’s Center

Monday, November 14

7:30pm—Meir Shaley: Two She-Bears (Book Reading) @ Edlavitch DCJCC ($20-$25 tickets)

Tuesday, November 15

6:00pm—The Writing Seminars Presents: Esi Edugyan (Fiction Reading) @ Johns Hopkins University

7:00pm—Talk of the Hill with Bill Press: Justice Sonya Sotomayor (Talk & Book Signing) @ Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital (Free)

Wednesday, November 16

12:00pm—Larrie D. Ferreiro: Brothers at Arms (Creative Nonfiction Talk) @ DAR Library

1:00pm—Words Out Loud (Poetry Reading/Workshop) @ Waxter Center for Senior Citizens

5:30pm—Split This Rock Poetry Workshop @ Split This Rock (Free)

Thursday, November 17

6:30pm—Tyehimba Jess and Robin Coste Lewis (Poetry Reading) @ Phillips Collection

7:00pm—Zadie Smith: Swing Time (Fiction Reading/Talk) @ Sixth & I. (Tickets required)

7:30pm—Lawrence Douglas: The Right Wrong Man (Book Reading) @ Edlavitch DCJCC (Free w/RSVP)

Sunday, November 20

5:00pm—Split This Rock: Sunday Kind of Love (Poetry Performance) @ Busboys & Poets

Tuesday, November 29

7:00pm—An Evening of Poetry: Gary Blankenburg, Katherine Cottle & Bill Jones (Poetry Reading) @ The Ivy Bookshop

Wednesday, November 30

6:30pm—Regina Calcaterra and Rosie Maloney: Girl Unbroken (Creative Nonfiction Reading) @ Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

 

 

Karen Keating is a staff editor at Café Américain and a second-year candidate in American University’s Creative Writing MFA program.

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  1. MFA student Bruce J. Berger (that is, I) will be interviewed about my writing this afternoon on Carolivia Herron’s radio show, Epic City, 94.3 FM, 4-5 pm.

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