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DC Reads: Voices of DC

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DC Reads - Voices of DC

2024-02-07 19:00:00 2024-02-07 20:30:00 America/New_York DC Reads - Voices of DC Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library - Auditorium

Wednesday, February 07
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-07 19:00:00 2024-02-07 20:30:00 America/New_York DC Reads - Voices of DC An evening with Karin Tanabe, and Tania James Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library - Auditorium

An evening with Karin Tanabe, and Tania James

To culminate DC Reads, join the Library and the PEN/Faulkner Foundation for "Voices of DC," a PEN/Faulkner Literary Conversation.

Voices of DC will bring together DC writers Karin Tanabe and Tania James, along with moderator Lauren Francis-Sharma for a conversation about the craft of historical fiction, and the ways in which their work helps us make sense of the present day. The event will include a Q&A with the audience, and the Library will provide ASL interpretation.

About the authors:

TANIA JAMES is the author of the novels The Tusk That Did the Damage and Atlas of Unknowns and the short story collection Aerogrammes. Her fiction has appeared in Boston Review, Granta, Guernica, One Story, A Public Space, and The Kenyon Review. She lives in Washington, D.C.

KARIN TANABE is the author of over half a dozen novels, including A Woman of Intelligence and The Gilded Years. A former Politico reporter, her writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, and Newsday. She has appeared as a celebrity and politics expert on Entertainment Tonight, CNN, and CBS Early Show. Karin is a graduate of Vassar College and lives in Washington, D.C.

About the moderator:

Lauren Francis-Sharma is the author of Book of the Little Axe, the 2020 American Library Association’s “Libraries Transform Book Pick,” and ‘Til the Well Runs Dry, awarded the Honor Fiction Prize by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan Law School, and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, Lauren’s more recent work can be found at Barrelhouse, ElectricLit, The Lily, as well as the anthology, Us Against Alzheimer’s. Lauren is a book reviewer for The San Francisco Chronicle, a MacDowell Fellow, and the Assistant Director of Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference at Middlebury College.


About DC Reads: DC Reads is a DC Public Library program that promotes citywide conversations focused on a single book. Past titles have included How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith, Good Talk by Mira Jacob, and Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires. We are delighted to expand the program to three titles this year and focus on writers from right here in the DC community.

About PEN/Faulkner: The PEN/Faulkner Foundation champions the breadth and power of fiction in America. Their participation in this event is made possible by Shreve Williams Public Relations.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | DC Reads | Author Talk |

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