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Evening Book Talk: James Corbett David
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
Thu, April 17
Mount Vernon welcomes author James Corbett David to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington to discuss his book Dunmore's New World: The Extraordinary Life of a Royal Governor in Revolutionary America.
The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur
National Archives
Wed, April 23
Mark Perry, author of The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur, examines how this paradoxical man overcame his personal and professional challenges to lead his countrymen in World War II.
Folger Board Reading: Carol Ann Duffy
Folger Theatre
Mon, May 5
Carol Ann Duffy will read from her own works as well as favorite works of other poets in this Folger Poetry Board Reading, the last O.B. Hardison Poetry Series reading of the season. A reception will follow the reading.
Before & After: Poets Respond to The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Folger Theatre
Fri, May 9
Local poets Michael Gushue and Regie Cabico respond to Fiasco Theater’s production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
James Shapiro: Shakespeare in America
Folger Theatre
Mon, May 12
James Shapiro discusses his new book, “Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now.” A reception and exhibition viewing will follow the event.
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Author Discussion with David Laskin
Sun, May 4
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
Books@Noon. Presented in partnership with Smithsonian Enterprises. Daytime Lecture
Wed, May 7
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center