Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fall Literary Events

Welcome to the George Washington University EGSA blog. Your EGSA board hopes to use this tool to keep in touch with you and to keep you posted on upcoming events, professional development opportunities, and social gatherings.
To start us off, I would like to announce a couple literary events coming up this Fall. The D.C. Metro area offers us unique and exciting opportunities to experience the literary world.
First, Toni Morrison, celebrated Nobel Prize and Pulitzer-prize winning American author, editor, and professor, is coming to our very campus on Wednesday September 21 to do a reading and speak about her life and work. For details on the event and to rsvp (for a free ticket) click here. Second, George Mason University, located in NOVA, is hosting a "Fall for the Book" Festival from September 18th-23rd. Check out the schedule here to see the large variety of authors at this event as well as unique panels on a wide range of topics. Finally the National Book Festival, hosted this year by the Obamas and the Library of Congress on the National Mall in Washington D.C. takes place on September 24-25. Check out the schedule here. This Festival will provide you with another opportunity to see Toni Morrison as well as a number of other famous authors including Sarah Vowell (one of my favorite authors). The theme for this year is celebrating Reading Out Loud and they have several special events planned to encourage children, parents, and educators to consider the pleasures and advantages of reading out loud. At least one or two of us are already committed to coming on Saturday, September 24 to see Sarah Vowell - if you would like to join us or suggest other authors to see, look for our event details on facebook (and don't forget to "like" GWEGSA to receive updates via facebook).

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