Save the Date: Sept. 30th, 2013 – District of Literature

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 Free day-long literary festival on Monday, September 30, 2013

 The Folger Shakespeare Library, Library of Congress, and PEN/Faulkner to host
“District of Literature” September 30th

“District of Literature” is the first day-long festival reflecting DC’s literary past, present, and future. The celebration will showcase the work of Washington, DC’s resident poets, writers, and literary organizations from 9:30 am to 4 pm on Monday, September 30, 2013 with two evening readings at 5 pm and 7:30 pm reading, ending with a book signing and catered reception to close the festivities. 

The festival is free and open to the public. 

Monday’s day-time readings and panel discussions will be held from 9:30 am to 4 pm in Room LJ- 119 of the Library of Congress’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Monday’s closing events include a 5pm and 7:30pm reading at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation and a catered reception, book selling and signing at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street, S.E. Washington, DC.

Participants include writers, poets, and literary organizations native to Washington, D.C., such as Maria Arana, Edward P. Jones, Richard McCann, George Pelecanos, Elizabeth Alexander, E. Ethelbert Miller, The Writers Center, Split This Rock, 826DCSlate and more. 

This full day of events is sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare LibraryLibrary of Congress and PEN/Faulkner.  This day is made possible by support from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and a media sponsorship by Slate.

More information on the festival is available at