Category Archives: Main Programs

New Program! Catalonia on Stage – Celebrating the Origins of the “Day of the Book”

In partnership with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage we invite you to celebrate the Catalan origins of the “Day of the Book”. Stay tuned for program schedules soon! The La Rambla Stage is located at the corner of Howard Ave and Armory Ave. The Catalonia Stage is located on Fawcett St at Howard Ave. The Book-to-Plate Stage

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New Program! Veteran Writers – Writing Our Way Home

Join us to honor Veteran authors, poets, and songwriters! Hosted by Veterans Writing Project and The Memorial Day Writers’ Project Veterans Writing Project is a non-profit organization that helps veterans, service members, and military family members gain the skills and confidence they need to tell their stories. We provide no cost creative writing and songwriting workshops and seminars around the

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La Rambla Stage Special Guest Speakers – with Steve Piacente and music by Eli August

2020 Special Guest speakers – Michael Dirda, Verlyn Flieger, Ethelbert Miller, Daniel Glavin, Wendy Swallow, Marti Gironell, and Dr Cynthia Jacobs Carter … with music by Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings Master of Ceremonies Steve Piacente Please scroll down for more information on each presentation Special Guests – Michael Dirda & Verlyn Flieger – J.R.R. Tolkien and the Roots

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All the Imagination Can Hold…with Nancy Naomi Carlson, Reuben Jackson & Special Guest Poets

The title of the late poet/critic Kenneth Koch’s essay on the work of Frank O’Hara — “All the Imagination Can Hold” — is also a perfect description of the poetry to be featured at this year’s annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival.  Free verse, metered ruminations, youthful and seasoned voices… bring your imagination…your family…your friends… They will thank you! Masters

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Magic, Music, Art, and Dragons!

Children’s entertainers and activities 2020 More to come soon! Schedules tba Location  & Time: Children’s Stage, 11:15 to 12:00 The Great Zucchini has been Washington DC’s #1 children’s entertainer for over 15 years. He has performed at the White House, Vice President’s House, 11 embassies, and is the only children’s entertainer to grace the stage of The World Famous DC Improv.

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From Book to Plate: Food Talk with Jonathan Bardzik and Friends

Join Jonathan Bardzik and other cookbook and culinary authors for an afternoon of “food talk” and cooking demonstrations. “With each book there was a guiding idea – simple, summer entertaining or fresh, seasonal cooking – and the stories and recipes grew from it… there are times when good stories suggest recipes and other times when a story follows a favorite

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