Live to Read

May 1 - 15, 2013

Live to Read

Live to Read, D.C.'s citywide celebration of literature, presented by the Humanities Council of Washington D.C., will take place this year from May 1 through May 15.

Live to Read 2013 will kick off in style on May 1 at 6 p.m. at Deanwood Library. Join us for a reception and author talk as we prepare to read Bombingham by Anthony Grooms and The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. Anthony Grooms will read from his book and lead a discussion; the first 200 attendees will get a free copy of Bombingham! Join us for a wonderful intergenerational program for teens and seniors.

Bombingham by Anthony GroomsThe Watsons Go to Birmingham -- 1963The 2013 selections, Bombingham by Anthony Grooms and The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis -- were chosen to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a climactic series of events that transformed the America's Civil Rights Movement both in Birmingham, Alabama and Washington, D.C. 

Please join us in revitalizing the role of reading in our community. 

The DC Public Library is a proud supporter of Live to Read.  Click to our calendar to see our upcoming events or check out a copy of the book from your local library. We look forward to your participation.  

Humanities Council of Washington, DC