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Community Leaders Are Readers: The South African Spoken Word Tradition
Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Sat, August 2
Local artist Akua Allrich talks about the tonal rhythms found in African speech patterns and their relationship to poetry and music. A participatory art workshop follows.
Colin Powell: On Life and Leadership: Evening Lecture and Book Signing
GW Lisner Auditorium
Mon, August 4
Gen. Colin Powell is one of America’s most respected and admired public figures. He shares his thoughts on reaching goals and realizing dreams during a life spent in service to his country.
The Nixon Tapes
National Archives
Fri, August 8
In his latest book, The Nixon Tapes, historian and author Douglas Brinkley and co-author Luke Nichter have transcribed President Nixon's tapes, permitting us to read an unprecedented account of one of the most controversial presidencies in U.S. history.
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Brian Gilmore, Heather Davis and Jose Padua
Sun, August 3
The Writer's Center
Cross-Pollinate Returns: Literary Art Tour: Altered Ego
Sat, August 9
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan: Evening Lecture with Book Signing
Thu, August 14
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
The Burning of Washington, 1814: Evening Lecture
Thu, August 21
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center