DC Poetry Events Courtesy of Kim Roberts

May 6, 2009

In case you are a DC-area poet and don’t know Kim Roberts — and how could you not? — she’s put together a handy list of May poetry highlights. We’re fortunate to have someone this organized living and promoting art in our community.

The Big Read DC runs through May, celebrating The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. The Humanities Council of Washington, DC and a range of community partners plan a wide range of events, including book discussions, films, dance, storytelling, and guided tours of “New Deal Washington” led by Kim Roberts. Most events free. Full schedule.

May 9 and 10: “Mommie Dearest”: Stories about Mothers, featuring Meera Brown, Regie Cabico, Gayle Danley, Delia Goncalves, Suzanne Hecker, Vijai Nathan, Ellouise Schoettler, and Jonathan Stroud. Sponsored by Speakeasy DC. Chief Ike’s Mambo Room, Adams Morgan in Washington, DC.

May 12: Book release reading by C.M. Mayo, author of the novel The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC.

May 17: Sunday Kind of Love reading by Richard McCann and Jane Shore at Busboys and Poets at 14th & V Streets, NW, Washington, DC.

May 21: Nonfiction reading by the co-winners of the National Award for Arts Writing, Michael Sragow, author of Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master, introduced by David Kipen, and Brenda Wineapple, author of White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, introduced by Linda Pastan at the Arts Club of Washington.

Full details on these events at Beltway.

If you have more events to share, please add them in the comments. We want to hear your news.

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