The Folger Theatre’s O.B. Hardison poetry series will present readings by poets Phillis Levin & John Burnside in a program titled Words Wanting to be Saidon October 23 in the Folger Theatre. Phillis Levin has written five poetry collections, most recently Mr. Memory & Other Poems, and she was a finalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She is a professor of English and poet-in-residence at Hofstra University. Scottish author John Burnside has published ten books of poetry, including his most recent and first American publication, Black Cat Bone. He won both the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Forward Prize.
The O.B. Hardison poetry series will present the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize to Mike White in the Folger Theatre on November 6.The prize was created in honor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anthony Hecht, and is awarded annually by The Waywiser Press for a poetry collection by a poet who has published no more than one previous book of verse. Prize judge Gjertrud Schnackenberg is the author of six poetry collections, including the book-length poem The Throne of Labdacus. Mike White’s first book, How to Make a Bird with Two Hands, won the Washington Prize in 2012. His poems have been nominated six times for the Pushcart Prize and have appeared in many journals. His book Addendum to a Miracle is the winner of the 12th Hecht Poetry Prize.
Images below: Gjertrud Schnackenberg & Mike White.
The National Archives will host constitutional law professor Alexander Tsesis in a discussion of his book titled Constitutional Ethos: Liberal Equality for the Common Good on Wednesday, September 27. In his book, Professor Tsesis “investigates the fundamental constitutional principles, meaning and interpretation, and promotes a theory of constitutional law structured on the public duty to protect individual rights for the common good. A book signing follows the program.
Image below: The book jacket for Constitutional Ethos: Liberal Equality for the Common Good
The National Archives will present author Liz Mundy in a discussion of her book titled Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War IIonWednesday, October 18 in the William G. McGowan Theater. The book is “the untold story of the young American women who cracked key Axis codes, helping to secure Allied victory and revolutionizing the field of cryptanalysis.”
A book signing will follow the program.
Image below: The book jacket for Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati will present Books in the Field: Studying the Art of War in Revolutionary America, September 28-March 4 at Anderson House in Washington, D.C. Anderson House is located near DuPont Circle.
The 21st Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival will take place at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, MD on October 21. The event will celebrate the centenary of the author's birth in Rockville, where he, his wife, and his daughter are buried. The festival honors the works of Fitzgerald and those of prominent American literary artists. The festival also supports, encourages, and assists aspiring and emerging writers and students interested in the literary arts. The theme of the 2017 Festival is Literature and the Environment. The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival is co-sponsored by the City of Rockville and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc., a non-profit corporation.
Deepak Chopra, the world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine & personal transformation, will speak about TheFutureofWellbeing at the MusicCenter at Strathmore on November 28. He will “discuss practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation, and healing & will share new insights from his latest work You Are the Universe. Chopra has authored 85 books, including 25 New York Times bestsellers. Politics & Prosewill sell copies of You Are the Universe. A book signing will follow the presentation.