Monday, October 26, 2009

Upcoming Readings: Sherman Alexie and Margaret Atwood

Sherman Alexie will be reading from his book of short stories, War Dances, at Politics and Prose.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 7:00pm
This heartbreaking, hilarious collection of stories explores the precarious balance between self-preservation and external responsibility in art, family, and the world at large. With dazzling insight into the minds of artists, laborers, fathers, husbands, and sons, Alexie populates his stories with ordinary men on the brink of exceptional change. In the title story, a famous writer must decide how to care for his distant father who is slowly dying a “natural Indian death” from alcohol and diabetes, just as he learns that he himself may have a brain tumor.

Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
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And Margaret Atwood will be appearing at GWU’s Lisner Auditorium:

Friday, Oct 30, 8:00PM
Margaret Atwood
The Year of the Flood Project
A unique combination of book launch and dramatic reading with music, this event features the Booker Prize-winning author joined with several George Washington University Students. They will dramatically interpret select scenes from her newest novel, The Year of the Flood.

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