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December 2

Bosnian poet Semezdin Mehmedinovic

Tuesday, 7:00 pm

Free. Chapters Literary Bookstore, 445 11th St. NW, DC. (202) 737-5553.


December 2

Punto Vivo Series: Hosted by Naomi Ayala.

Tuesday, 7:00 pm

Free. Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Public Library, 1600 Lamont St. NW, DC. (202) 671-0200.


December 3

Frank Bidart, Jane Shore, and David Gewanter read and discuss the work of Robert Lowell

Wednesday, 6:45 pm

Free. Library of Congress, James Madison Blg., 101 Independence Ave. SW, 6th floor, Mumford Room, DC.


December 3

Chris Conlon, Judy Neri, and James Hopkins, followed by open reading

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Free. Kensington Row Bookshop, 3786 Howard Ave., Kensington, MD. (301) 949-9416.


December 4

Martin A. Bryant, followed by poetry open mic, hosted by Ashawarrior

Thursday, 6:15 pm

Free. Starbucks Chinatown, 800 7th St. NW, 2nd level, DC. (240) 350-8323.Sign up begins at 5:30PM and ends at 6:15PM




December 4

Literary Magazine Fiesta, with readings from Beltway, 32 Poems, Tameme, Washington Writers' Publishing House, Gargoyle, Potomac Review, and Poet Lore. Meet the editors, see issues, find out how to get published.

Thursday, 7:00 pm

Free. Dc Public Library, Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch, 9th & G Streets NW, DC.


December 5

Molly Peacock

Friday, 7:00 pm

Admission. National Museum of Women in the Arts, New York Ave. NW, DC. (202) 783-7370.


December 5

Listen Up!: A Benefit for the DC Radio Coop. Spoken word, performance, followed by DJ dance party. Readers include Anna Whitehead, Anu Yadav, Leah Harris, Laurie Blair, Shahid Buttar, and Laila Shereen

Friday, 7:00 pm

$5 Suggested Donation; no one turned away for lack of money. Sheesha Palace Cafe, 1359 Monroe St. NW, Columbia Heights neighborhood, DC.


December 5

Respect the Mic: Open mic, hosted by 13 of Nazareth.

Friday, 8:00 pm

$5 Admission. Urban Energy, 1522 U Street NW, DC. (757) 589-1392.


December 5

Full Body Massage: Love Poetry Open Mic and Live Jazz

Friday, 8:00 pm

$10 Admission. Takoma Station, 6914 4th St. NW, DC.


December 5

Poetry In Motion. Open Mic,Featured Poet, hosted by Monica Jordan and Lady Di

Friday, 7:00pm

Free. somethinginspirational@hotmail.com



December 6

Poetic Beats: Lady Di, followed by open mic,hosted by Ashawarrior and Dar Es Salaam

Saturday, 5:00 pm

$5 Admission. Dar Es Salaam, 4000 34th St., Mt. Rainier, MD. (240) 350-8323.


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