CAFE MUSE LITERARY
The Word Works
in cooperation with The Village of Friendship Heights presents monthly
literary programs at 7 pm that open with Michael Davis on classical guitar. Open readings
follow the featured readers. Sign up begins at 7:00pm. This
event is free to the public.
Village Center is a five-minute walk from the Friendship
Heights Metro Rail Stop at 4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy
Chase, Maryland. For further information call: 301 656-2797.
In 2013, The Word Works will resume programs on Monday nights. Most programs will be the first Monday of the month. Starting at 7 pm, Michael Davis
will open most programs with classical
guitar music. Co-hosts are Adele Brown, Michelle Chan Brown, and Laura Golberg. Thanks to The Village of Friendship Heights which provides the beautiful and well-located venue.
01/07/13--Poets Kathleen Hellen & Kathleen O'Toole
KATHLEEN HELLEN is a poet and the author of Umberto’s Night (Washington Writers Publishing House, 2012) and The Girl Who Loved Mothra (Finishing Line Press, 2010). Her poems are widely published and have been featured on WYPR’s The Signal. Awards include The Jean Feldman Poetry Prize from Washington Writer’s Publishing House (2012) as well as poetry prizes from the H.O.W. Journal (2011); the Washington Square Review (2007); the Thomas Merton Institute (2005); and the Appalachian Writers Association (1994 and 1996). A Pushcart nominee, she is senior editor for the Baltimore Review. Read her poems at the U. MD The Faculty Voice website.
KATHLEEN O’TOOLE is author of the chapbook Practice released in 2005, followed by Meanwhile, her first full-length collection in 2011. Her interest in haiku led her to Towpath Haiku Poets, where she co-edited the 2010 members’ anthology a few stars away. Her poems have appeared widely in magazines and journals. Locally, her poems have been featured in Beltway, DC Poets Against the War, and Little Patuxent Review. She has combined a more than thirty-year professional life in community organizing with teaching and writing. In 1991 she received an MA from Johns Hopkins University, and has taught writing at Hopkins and at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Visit her website to read some of her poems.
02/04/13--Poet Tarfia Faizullah & Fiction Writer John Rowell
TARFIA FAIZULLAH is the author of Seam (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014), winner of the 2012 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her poems and prose appear in Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. A Kundiman fellow, she received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is the recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Project Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, scholarships from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop, and other honors.
JOHN ROWELL is the author of the short story collection The Music of Your Life (Simon and Schuster), which was named a Dazzling Debut/Breakout Book of Spring, 2003 at Amazon.com, and was also a finalist for the 2004 Ferro-Grumley Prize for Best Fiction Book of the Year. A native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, John holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and an M.F.A. in writing and literature from the Writing Seminars at Bennington College. He is the recipient of fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, The Sewanee Writers Conference (Walter E. Dakin Fellow, 2004), The Edward F. Albee Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, and the Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Nebraska.
03/04/13--Poet Jehanne Dubrow & Fiction Writer Molly Patterson
JEHANNE DUBROW is the author of four poetry collections, including most recently Red Army Red and Stateside (Northwestern UP, 2012 and 2010). Her work has appeared in Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, and Ploughshares. She is the Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House and an assistant professor in creative writing at Washington College, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
MOLLY PATTERSON's work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Atlantic Monthly, The Iowa Review, and Salamander, among others. Her work has been honored in Best American Short Stories and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Originally from St. Louis, she is currently the Writer-in-Residence at St. Albans in Washington, D.C., where she is at work on a novel and a story collection.
04/01/13--Poets Michelle Chan Brown & Joanna Pearson
MICHELLE CHAN BROWN’s Double Agent received the 2011 Kore Press First Book Award, selected by Bhanu Kapil. A chapbook, The Clever Decoys, is available from LATR editions. Her poetry and reviews have appeared in Missouri Review, Quarterly West, Witness and others; she has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She was writer-in-residence at Pomfret School, where she also directed the Broken Bridge Summer Arts Workshop. She currently teaches, writes and edits Drunken Boat in Washington, DC.
JOANNA PEARSON’s first book of poetry, Oldest Mortal Myth (Story Line Press, 2012), was selected by Marilyn Nelson for the 2012 Donald Justice Poetry Prize. She's also the author of the young adult novel The Rites and Wrongs of Janice Wills (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2011). She currently works as a resident physician at Johns Hopkins and lives in Baltimore.
05/06/13--Poets Brad Davis & Mike White
BRAD DAVIS is from San Diego, California. His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry, DoubleTake, and other journals. In 1995, a poem of his won an AWP Intro Journal Award; in 2005, his chapbook Short List of Wonders won the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize (selected by Dick Allen); and in 2009, a poem of his won the IAM (International Arts Movement) Poetry Award (selected by Brett Lott). He has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has taught in numerous schools and colleges, including Pomfret School (CT) where he was the founding editor of Broken Bridge Review and the Broken Bridge Folio Series.
MIKE WHITE is the author of How to Make a Bird with Two Hands, which received the 2011 Washington Prize. His poems have appeared in magazines including The New Republic, Poetry, The Iowa Review, and FIELD. Originally from Montreal, he now lives in Salt Lake City and teaches at the University of Utah.
06/03/13--Poets Alyse Knorr & Barbara Strasko
ALYSE KNORR is the author of Annotated Glass (Furniture Press Books) and the co-editor of Gazing Grain Press. Her work has appeared in Sentence, Puerto Del Sol, RHINO, and The Southern Poetry Anthology, among others. She serves as the assistant festival manager of the Fall for the Book literary festival and teaches composition at Northern Virginia Community College.
BARBARA BUCKMAN STRASKO is the author of two collections of poetry, Graffiti in Braille (Word Press 2012) and her chapbook On the Edge of Delicate Day (Pudding House Press 2008). She was the first Poet Laureate of Lancaster County .She lives along the Conestoga River in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Her poem, “Bricks and Mortar,” was chosen to be engraved in granite and bronze in Lancaster’s main square. Strasko’s poems have appeared in The Best New Poets of 2006, Rhino, Tar River Review, Poet Lore, and Nimrod. Strasko was the 2009 Teacher of the Year for River of Words, an International Poetry & Art Contest for Youth. She is the Poet in the Schools in the city of Lancaster. Here is a link to some sample poems.
07/01/13--Poets Dan Vera & Kathi Wolfe
DAN VERA is a writer, editor, and literary historian living in Washington, DC. He is the author of the poetry collection The Space Between Our Danger and Delight (Beothuk Books, 2008), and the editor of the gay culture journal White Crane. His second collection, Speaking Wiri Wiri, was the inaugural winner of the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize. His poetry has appeared in various journals including Notre Dame Review, Beltway Poetry, Gargoyle, the anthologies Divining Divas, Full Moon On K Street: Poems About Washington, DC, and DC Poets Against the War. He’s the co-creator of the literary history site, DC Writers’ Homes, and chairs the board of Split This Rock Poetry.
KATHI WOLFE, of Falls Church, VA, is author of Helen Takes the Stage: The Helen Keller Poems from Pudding House Press. Her poetry has appeared in Gargoyle, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (a Publisher’s Weekly 2011 Top Ten Fall Poetry Book in the anthology category) and other publications. She writes for Scene4 Magazine and The Washington Blade. Recipient of a Puffin Foundation grant, Wolfe has read in many Washington, DC area venues, including the Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress Poetry at Noon Series. She also appeared on the radio show “The Poet and the Poem.”
08/05/13--Poets B. K. Fischer & Serena Fox
B. K. FISCHER is a poetry editor at Boston Review. She is the author of the novel-in-verse Mutiny Gallery, winner of the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize, St. Rage’s Vault, winner of the 2012 Washington Prize, and Museum Mediations, a critical study of poetry and art. She teaches at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York, where she lives with her husband and three children.
SERENA J. FOX, an intensive care physician, consultant in bedside medical ethics and human rights advocate, began her career in the emergency room of Bellevue Hospital, and continued in DC trauma units. She believes poetry has an essential role in the teaching of medicine and caregiving. Her book of poems, Night Shift, is the basis for a series of poetry and medicine seminars that she facilitates for the NYU School of Medicine Master Scholars Program and the University of Iowa School of Medicine Examined Life Conference: Writing and the Art of Medicine.
The August program is funded by the Estate of Reetika Vazirani in honor of her birthday on August 9. The Word Works gratefully acknowledges this financial support.
09/16/13--Poets Jeanne Larsen & Fred Marchant
JEANNE LARSEN’S latest book is Why We Make Gardens (& Other Poems). Her first won the annual AWP awards series in poetry; she has also published two books of translations of Chinese poetry. Her three novels, Silk Road, Bronze Mirror, and Manchu Palaces, were all re-issued in paperback in 2009, and two of them will soon be out as e-books. She is Director of the Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA.
FRED MARCHANT is the author of four books of poetry, the most recent of which is The Looking House (Graywolf Press, 2009). His first book, Tipping Point, won the 1993 Washington Prize from The Word Works, and a second edition, with an introduction by Nick Flynn, was published by The Word Works in 2013. He is also the editor of Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford, 1937-1947, and is a Professor of English, and the Director of the Creative Writing Program at Suffolk University in Boston.
10/07/13--Poet Barbara Goldberg & TBA
BARBARA GOLDBERG’s most recent book, Scorched by the Sun, contains translations of poems by by the Israeli poet Moshe Dor. Goldberg has also authored four books of her own poetry, including The Royal Baker's Daughter, winner of the Felix Pollak Poetry Prize. Other awards include fellowships from the NEA as well as awards in translation, fiction and speechwriting. A former senior speechwriter at AARP, she is currently Visiting Writer in American University's MFA program.
11/04/13--Poets Hailey Leithauser & Chad Davidson
HAILEY LEITHAUSER is the author of Swoop, (Graywolf 2013) which won the Poetry Foundation's Emily Dickinson First Book Award. A past coordinator for Cafe Muse, her work appears widely in journals and anthologies including the Gettysburg Review, Poetry, and Best American Poetry.
CHAD DAVIDSON is author of From the Fire Hills (forthcoming 2014), The Last Predicta (2008), and Consolation Miracle (2003), all published (or to be published) by Southern Illinois University Press. He teaches at the University of West Georgia. More info at Poets.org.
12/02/13--Novelist Halvor Aakhus & Poet Mary-Sherman Willis
MARY-SHERMAN WILLIS’s book of poems Caveboy was published in 2012 by Artist’s Proof Editions as a limited edition art book and as an iBook for iPad. Graffiti Calculus, a book-length poem, came out in November 2013 from CW Books. Her poems and reviews have appeared in the New Republic, Iowa Review, The Southern Poetry Review, Poet Lore, among others. They have been featured in Ted Kooser’s column “American Life in Poetry” and in a number of anthologies. She graduated from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, teaches at George Washington University, and lives in Rappahannock Co., Virginia.
HALVOR AAKHUS’ debut novel Book of Knut: A Novel by Knut Knudson has been turned into a math textbook. It contains musical scores and oil paintings, as well as homework problems. Aakhus currently resides in Cajun country, where he teaches at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Arts Center 1999-2002:
Nathalie Anderson and Andrea Collins
Barri Armitage and Terence Winch
Barbara Goldberg and Stanley Plumley
Karren Alenier and Novelist David Fenza
poet Kenny Carroll
Vladimir Levchev and Henry Taylor
poet Sylvana Straw
Mel Belin and Ron Wray
of Winners: A Retrospective Of The Washington
Prize (With poets: Barbara Goldberg, Elaine Magarrell,
Brandon Johnson, Martha Sanchez-Lowery,and Richard Peabody.
With editors Karren Alenier, Hilary Tham and Miles Moore.
Viva Program with poet Lori Tsang, pianist Carl Banner,
artist Marilyn Banner
poets Silvana Straw and Brian Gilmore
Series and Ethelbert Miller present poets Rebecca Villarreal
and Eva Day 8/9/00--Mariposa Series and Maritza Rivera
present poets Forestine Bynum, David Daumit and Ryan McAllister
Peter Blair & Brandon Johnson
artist Kwelismith & poet Robert Sargent
poet D.J. Renegade
Mike Competiton on Love
Barbara DeCesare and Barrett Warner
Myra Sklarew and Anne Harding Woodworth
Hiram Larew and Michael Wurster
Productions with fiction by Terence Mulligan and poetry
of Miles David Moore celebrating the recording Fatslug
Unbound. With poets Miles David Moore, Mel Belin, and
Grace Cavalieri and Kim Roberts
of Galaxy Hut with poets Cynthia Hoffman, Erich Hintze,
and Brandon Johnson
Mark McMorris and Terence Winch
of Potomac Review presented winners of the 2001 Potomac
Review poetry contest: Judith McCombs, Kathy Michaels,
Doris Brody and Patricia Garfinkel
Michael Glaser and Steve Scafidi
Anne Marie Macari and Belle Waring
Sarah Blake and poet Joshua Weiner
Elizabeth Arnold and John Haines
Michael Collier and Richard McCann
Mike Poetry Competition subject: cuisine
Eye ViewÑWord Works Publication Celebration
of Tupelo Press: Jeffrey Levine, Nancy Naomi Carlson,
Jennifer Michael Hecht, and Margaret Szumowski
Night of RemembranceÑreadings from the new anthology edited
by William Heyen September 11, 2001: American Writers
Jean Nordhaus and Linda Pastan
Jean Donnelly and Rod Smith
Julianna Baggott & Michael Gushue
Andrea Hollander Budy
journal publication reading: poets Barbara Alfaro &
Donna Hemans & poet Ross Taylor
Christopher Conlon & Hilary Tham
Grace Schulman & Maria Terrone
Greg Donavan & John Hoppenthaler
Carroll hosts a Writer's Corp Slamwith poet Isaac Colon
reading from Proposing on the Brooklyn Bridge with
poetsBett Notter, Ellen Sazzman, Michele Wolf
James Hopkins & Suzanne Rhodenbaugh
Review presents poets Nancy Allinson,P. Michael Mastrofrancesco,
Rick Barott & David Gewanter
James Hoch & novelist Howard Norman
Kelly Cherry & Cornelius Eady
Stephen Corey & Jim Peterson
Richard Blanco & Terese Svoboda
Gray Jacobik & Ron Mohring
Potter hosts a ublication reading of Cabin Fever: Poets
at Joaquin Miller's Cabin with W. Perry Epes, Brian
Gilmore, Anne Harding Woodworth
Rick Cannon & Sean Enright
Christopher Conlon & Miles David Moore
C.M. Mayo & Elizabeth Rees
Jody Bolz & Gary Stein
Peabody presents a Gargoyle publication reading with poets
Rose Solari & Alan Spears.
Benita Kane Jaro & Rod Jellema
Lavonne Adams & Judith McCombs
Kelly Cherry & Cornelius Eady
readings with poets Luis Alberto Ambroggio & Semezdin Mehmedinovic
Mark Cox & Myra Sklarew
reading by Deborah Ager & 32 Poems magazine
07/21/05---Poets Naomi Ayala & James Deahl
Grace Cavalieri & Darcy Chargo
09/15/05---Poets Lia Purpura & Jonathan Vaile
10/20/05---Poet Rosemary Klein & fiction writer Leslie Pietrzyk
Nan Fry & fiction writer Ron Tanner
reading by Robert Giron & Gival Press with poets PiotrGwiazda,
Kim Roberts, J.D. Smith
01/19/06---Poet Donna Denize & Playwright Sean O'Leary
David McAleavey & Rose Solari
03/16/06---Poets Ann Knox & Hailey Leithauser
04/20/06---Translation reading Dilara Hashem/Carolyne Wright and Roberto Severino/Judy Neri
05/18/06---Poets Vladimir Levchev & Alicia Ostriker
06/15/06---WWPH reading with Moira Egan & Dean Smith and celebrating Tin Mines & Concubines by Hilary Tham
07/20/06---Jazz poet Cliff Bernier with performance artist Verneice Turner and poets Yoko Danno with James Hopkins
08/17/06---Passager magazine reading with poets Shirley Brewer and Norma Chapman
09/21/06---Poets Nathalie Anderson & Nick Johnson
10/19/06---Poets Jennifer Gresham & Richard Lyons
11/16/06---Poets Brandon Johnson & Diane Lockward
12/14/06---Tributes to Robert Sargent led by poet Grace Cavalieri & to Jacklyn Potter led by poet Anne Becker
01/18/07---Poets Jody Bolz & Jean Nordhaus
Moira Egan & Dwaine Rieves
03/5/07---Poet E. Lousie Beach & novelist Frank S. Joseph
04/9/07---Poets Jason Gray and John Surowiecki
05/7/07---Poets Elizabeth Hadaway & David Hamilton
06/4/07---Poets Bruce Bennett and Joshua Weiner
07/2/07---Poets Barbara Lefcowitz & Terence Winch
08/6/07---Publication Reading—COMMON WEALTH: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania with poets Barbara DeCesare, Joanne Growney, Marjorie Maddox, and Jerry Wemple
09/17/07---Poet and translator Judith Hemschemeyer
10/1/07---Poet Pamela Harrison and playwright Juanita Rockwell
11/5/07---Poet Sarah Browning & Writer Richard McCann
12/3/07---Echoes poetry anthology reading with poets Steve M. Buter and Susan Levy
01/07/08---Poets Kurt Olsson & Gretchen Primack
02/04/08---Poets Margo Berdeshevsky and Stanley Plumly
03/03/08---Poets Mary Ann Larkin and Bruce MacKinnon
04/07/08---Poets Anne Becker and Heddy Reid
05/05/08--Poets Dan Kaplan and Bryan Penberthy
06/02/08---Poets Christopher Conlon and Erica Dawson
07/07/08---Poet Grace Cavalieri and Prartho Sereno
08/04/08---Family Pictures: Poems and Photographs Celebrating Our Loved Ones anthology reading with contributing poets and editor Kwame Alexander
09/15/08---Poets Sandra Beasley and Susan Settlemyre Williams
10/06/08---Poets Barbara Goldberg and Kathy Mangan
11/17/08---Poets Karren L. Alenier and Kevin Prufer
12/01/08---Poets Rick Barot and Martin Galvin
01/5/09---Poets Kathi Wolfe & Brian Bodeur
02/2/09---Poets Brandel France de Bravo & Wendell Hawken
03/2/09---Poets Joshua Poteat & Cecily Parks
04/6/09---Poets Rosemary Winslow & Barbara Crooker
05/4/09---Poets Judy Neri & Anne Harding Woodworth
06/1/09---Poets Wayne Miller & Eric Pankey
07/6/09---Sculptor Mark Behme & Poet JoAnne Growney
08/3/09---Poets Lavonne J. Adams & Yvette Neisser Moreno
09/21/09---Poets Deborah Ager & Deborah Bogen
10/5/09---Poets Kathy Fagan & Angie Estes
11/2/09---Poets Judith Robinson & Michael Wurster
12/7/09---Poet Kathi Morrison-Taylor & Kara Candito
01/4/10---Poets Katherine Young & Greg McBride
02/1/10---Poets Greg Pardlo & Ed Skoog
03/1/10---Poets Ned Balbo & Kristi Maxwell
04/5/10---Poets Jason Gray & Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
05/3/10---Poets David Dodd Lee & Leslie Wheeler
06/7/10---Poets Mark Bibbins & Jehanne Dubrow
07/19/10---Poets Myra Sklarew & Ethelbert Miller
08/2/10---Poets Henry Israeli & Patricia Davis
09/20/10---Dave and Janet Northrup [Chautauqua Readers]
10/4/10---Poets Idra Novey & Luis Alberto Ambroggio
11/1/15---Poets Barbara Goldberg & David Salner
12/6/10---Poets Catie Rosemurgy & Greg Williamson
2011—Special thanks to the New Room Poets, the town of Somerset, the Giant Food store of Friendship Heights, Joseph Goldberg, Marchant Wentworth, Mary Jane Barnett, Ruby Saunders, Hastings Wyman, Jeannine & Joseph Jeffs, Michael Collier, Heea Vazirani, and anonymous contributors who made the 2011 Cafe Muse programs possible. Also thanks to poets Anne Becker, E. Ethelbert Miller, Luybomir Nikolev, Donna Denize, Myra Sklarew, Greg McBride, and Grace Cavalieri for participating in tribute programs.
01/3/11---Poets Charles Jensen & Alexandra van de Kamp with tribute to Hilary Tham
02/7/11---Poets Melissa Stein & Merrill Leffler with tribute to Betty Parry
03/7/11---Poets Sue Ellen Thompson & Eleanor Wilner with tribute to Jacklyn Potter
04/4/11---Grace Cavalieri's German Cookbook: A Feast of Poets including Karren Alenier, Tina Daub, Nan Fry, Patricia Gray, Katherine Williams with tribute to Robert Sargent
05/2/11—Novelist Thomas Mallon & Poet Jason Schneiderman with tribute to Roland Flint
06/6/11---Poets Martin Galvin & Rod Jellema with tribute to Luciile Clifton
07/18/11---Poets Carlos Parada Ayala, Luis Alberto Ambroggio, and anthology guest poets with tribute to Egla Morales Blouin
08/1/11---Poets Kyle Dargan & Lew Watts with tribute to Sterling Brown
09/19/11---Megan Synder Camp and Michele Wolf with tribute to Ann Knox
10/3/11---Poets Linda Pastan and Jane Shore with tribute to Ann Darr
11/7/11---Word Girls Barbara Crooker, Meredith Davies Hadaway, & Erin Murphywith tribute to Chasen Gaver
12/5/11---Nancy Naomi Carlson & Carol Ann Davis with tribute to Reetika Vazirani
2012—Special thanks to Gary Stein, Faye Moskowitz, Christopher Sten, Miles Moore, and anonymous contributors who made the 2012 Cafe Muse programs possible. Also thanks to poets Carolyn Joyner, Ross Taylor, Jim Beall, Kim Roberts, Jean Bower, Grace Cavalieri, Merrill Leffler, Steven B. Rogers, and Miles David Moore for participating in tribute programs.
01/12/12---Poets Clifford Bernier & Anne Pierson Weise with tribute to Barbara Moore
02/6/12---Maryland Poets Association celbrating Life in Me Like Grass on Fire: Love Poems including: Shirley Brewer, Frank Joseph, Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, Margaret Mullins, Fernando Quijano II, Laura Shovan (editor) with tribute to Deborah Edelman
03/5/12---Margo Berdeshevsky & Lilah Hegnauer with tribute to Edward Weismiller
04/5/12---Angie Hogan & Kevin McFadden with tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks
05/7/12—Poets Karren Alenier & Yahia Lababidi with tribute to Cicely Angleton
06/4/12---Translators Patricia Bejarano Fisher & Yvette Neisser Moreno read from their translation of South Pole/Polo Sur by Venezuelan poet María Teresa Ogliastri with tribute to Eleanor Ross Taylor
07/2/12---Poets Don Illich & Anne Harding Woodworth with tribute to John Pauker
08/6/12---Goethe Institute Time Shadows poetry in translation—Sunil Freeman, Rod Jellema, Fred Joiner with tribute to Ernie Wormwood
09/13/12---Poets Renée Ashley & Ellen Cole with tribute to Ed Cox
10/1/12---Poets Marilyn McCabe & Barbara Ungar with tribute to Marquita Mullen
11/8/12---Poet James Arthur & Greg McBride with tribute to Reed Whittemore
12/3/12---Sally Bliumis-Dunn & Margo Stever with tribute to John Haines
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about other Word Works programs and general DC literary
events, see Beltway
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