Author Talk

Author Talk
Dr. Gina R. Prince

Dr. Gina R. Prince Author Talk

In her debut novel, Born into Sin Transformed into Destiny, Dr. Gina R. Prince shares how the death of her father, when she was just 5 years old, left her with abandonment and identity issues. She later turned to drugs and sex to fill the void. Finally, she tried God who was waiting for her with open arms.  
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An Evening with Leonard Downie Jr.

Leonard Downie Jr. is vice president at-large of The Washington Post, where he was executive editor from 1991 to 2008. During his 44 years in newsroom, he was also an investigative reporter, editor of the local and national news staff, London correspondent and, from 1984 to 1991, managing editor under then executive editor Ben Bradlee. As deputy Metro editor from 1972 to 1974, Downie helped supervise the newspaper’s Watergate coverage. He oversaw the newspaper’s coverage of every national election from 1984 through 2008.
May Rihani - Author and International Advocate for Women's Rights

Author Talk - May Rihani

May Rihani, pioneer in girls' education and a tireless advocate of women's rights, served as co-chair of the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) from 2008 to 2010. Her seminal book, Keeping the Promise, is a framework for advancing girls' education used by organizations in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. 
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Philip Burnham discusses "Song of Dewey Beard"

Dr. Burnham will discuss his recent book about Dewey Beard, the last survivor of the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn [also known as Custer's Last Stand].
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Downtown Walking Tour of the DC Punk Underground, 1979-1985, with Cynthia Connolly

People involved in the DC punk scene as well as intrigued fans are invited for a tour of downtown with Cynthia Connolly, co-author of Banned in DC Photos and Anecdotes of the DC Punk Underground, 79-85. She, along with the staff at the DC Punk Archive, will visit four downtown locations shown in the book. At each location, you are welcome to share additional anecdotes that never made it into the book. These stories will be recorded and placed in the archive with the book as a preservation of the DC punk community.
Head shot of author Don FulsomPicture of author Don Fulsom with Richard M. NixonBook cover for "Treason Nixon and the 1968 Election"

Author talk

Talk by Don Fulsom, author and political expert/Washington insider, on his new book Treason: Nixon and the 1968 Election (Pelican Publishing, 2015)
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Uncensored: A Conversation with Banned Authors

Join Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Deborah Hautzig, two award-winning authors of banned YA books, for a conversation about censorship and intellectual freedom in recognition of Banned Book Week 2015.
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Celebrate Richard Wright's Birthday and the 70th Anniversary of 'Black Boy'

Please join the Hurston/Wright Foundation and DC Public Library's Special Collections in a celebration of the birthday of Richard Wright and the 70th anniversary of the publication of his memoir, Black Boy. Readings from and discussion of this classic work begin at 6:30 p.m.
"Treason: Nixon and the 1968 Election" book coverHead shot of author Don FulsomPhoto of author Don Fulsom and subject Richard Nixon

Author Talk with Don Fulsom

Talk by Don Fulsom, longtime Washington journalist, former White House correspondent, and former UPI bureau chief in Washington, on his new book Treason: Nixon and the 1968 Election (Pelican Publishing, 2015)