Authors, Books, & Writing Programs
American Novels of the ’20s

If you love discovering (or re-discovering) a book and sharing it with a friend, here’s a chance to do both by reading and discussing some iconic works of 1920s American literature. This session features Jessie Redmon Fauset’s Plum Bun.

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
The Immigrant Experience in Literature
4-Session Evening Course

Fiction is ideally suited to capture the immigrant experience at its human core. Join Lisbeth Strimple Fuisz of Georgetown University in an examination of four compelling novels that tell the stories of women and men creating new lives in America—and coming to terms with the lives they left behind.

Monday, January 8, February 5, March 5, and April 9, 2018 – 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Tea with a Bookseller: Previews of the Newest Literary Fiction Titles

Washington is home to excellent local bookstores serving every kind of literary taste. In the final installment of a new monthly series in which local booksellers preview upcoming titles, Rebecca Oppenheimer from Kramerbooks scouts the best in literary fiction. (Tea, sherry, and cookies round out each session.)

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 4:00 p.m.
Abraham Lincoln’s Ghosts: A Reckoning in the Bardo

What happens when, under cover of darkness, a grief-stricken President Lincoln slips out of the White House alone on Feb. 22, 1862, on a highly personal mission? Author George Saunders provides some answers in an entertaining evening that includes readings from his new book, Lincoln in the Bardo.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.