PUBLIC READINGS and SPECIAL EVENTS Tuesday, June 4 though Friday, June 7
"Melville and Whitman in Washington: The Civil War Years and After," the 9th annual conference sponsored by the Melville Society. Kim serves on the planning committee. Events include panels, tours, receptions.
The George Washington University, Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW, Foggy
Bottom neighborhood, DC. $200 fee charged; reduced fees for
Saturday, June 15, time to be announced DC By the Book
map-a-thon. Librarians and the general public are invited to drop
by and learn more about the project, and add new titles to the web
site's growing list of books mapped. Presented as part of the
library's annual Read-In. Kim has been working as a consultant
and subject expert on the project, and will answer questions about the program. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial DC Public Library, 901 G Street NW, Gallery Place neighborhood, DC. Free.
Saturday, June 29 at 2:30 pm DC By the Book partner the DC Historical Society presents "African Americans in DC During the Civil War," an event that uses the novel The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln
by Stephen G. Carter as a starting point to examine the lives of
African Americans in the city during wartime, with a special look at
contraband camps, the middle class, higher education opportunities, and
foodways. Excerpts from
the book will be presented, along with speakers C.R. Gibbs, Steve
Dryden, Michon Boston, and Michael Twitty. Kim will introduce the panelists. A tea and gingerbread
Historical Society of Greater Washington, 801 K Street NW, Auditorium, Mount Vernon Square neighborhood, DC. Free admission.
Saturday, July 13 at 4:00 pm and Sunday, July 14 at 1:45 pm
8th Annual Capital Fringe Festival:
Encyclopedia DC presents its signature "nerdcore vaudeville" in a show
on the theme of "Vice Presidents," with an ensemble cast. Kim's
section of the show is called "His Accidency."
Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW, Mount Vernon Square neighborhood, DC. $17 Admission.
Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 pm DC By the Book partner the Humanities Council of Washington
presents an author reading and discussion. Three regional authors
whose books are set in DC will read excerpts and discuss the importance
of setting in their fiction. Authors still to be confirmed.
Free copies of selected works will be distributed, as well as reading
guides. Followed by a light reception.
DC Public Libraries, Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Branch, 1630 7th Street NW, Shaw neighborhood, DC. Free admission.
Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 pm
Kim participates in "A Splendid Wake," a program to honor and celebrate
the history of DC poets and poetry. Other speakers to include:
Christopher Sten, Dolores Kendrick, Brian Gilmore, E. Ethelbert Miller,
Grace Cavalieri, Richard Peabody, Merrill Leffler, Karren Alenier,
Sarah Browning, Terence WInch, Luis Alberto Ambroggio, and Teri Cross
George Washington University, Gelman Library, 2130 H St. NW, 7th floor, Suite 702, Foggy Bottom neighborhood, DC. Free admission.
Monday, September 30 at 12:30 pm
Kim and Dan Vera participate in "District of Literature," a showcase of
DC's rich literary community. This free day-long event includes
panels, readings, and presentations. Kim and Dan will give a
presentation on their research on DC Writers' Homes over lunch.
Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE, DC. Free admission.