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Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of the Community

Columbia Pike Corridor, once just a toll road that bridged Virginia’s rural/urban divide, is now on of the nation’s most culturally diverse communities. Speakers of 130 different languages are crammed …

August 31, 2021 – January 8, 2022
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Finding Home: Memoirs

Authors Louis Chude-Sokei (Floating in a Most Peculiar Way) and Nadia Owusu (Aftershocks) discuss their memoirs, extraordinary stories that trace the authors’ lives through entangled relationships with loved ones across …

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March 19, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM | VIRTUAL
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Indigenous Poetry: Language as a Map Home

Virginia Poet Laureate Luisa A. Igloria (Maps for Migrants and Ghosts) and Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley (Dēmos: An American Multitude) read from and discuss their work exploring how language serves as …

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March 21, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM | VIRTUAL
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Homeland Elegies with Ayad Akhtar

Ayad Akhtar (Homeland Elegies) discusses his latest novel, a deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams.

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March 25, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM | VIRTUAL
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The Secrets We Keep: Literary Fiction

Bill Clegg (The End of the Day), Zeyn Joukhadar (The Thirty Names of Night), and Zak Salih (Let’s Get Back to the Party) discuss their new novels exploring the mysteries of self and community, from the bonds and breaking points of friendship across generations, to a closeted Syrian-American trans boy’s search for family, and childhood friends’ attempts to navigate queer culture in contemporary Washington, D.C.

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March 24, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | VIRTUAL
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