All Upcoming Events

Oct6
An Evening with Elena Medel & Linda Chavez

An Evening with Elena Medel & Linda Chavez

The Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain and the Cheuse Center present an evening with Elena Medel and Linda Chavez

Alan Cheuse International Writers Center

Thursday, October 6, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain: 2801 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Program includes a conversation between Medel and Chavez, followed by a wine reception and book signing in partnership with Politics & Prose Bookstore.

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Oct8
Draw Your Own Out-Of-This-World Graphic Novel!

Draw Your Own Out-Of-This-World Graphic Novel!

Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice

Saturday, October 8, 2022 1:00 PM EDT
Off-Campus Location, Old Town Hall, City of Fairfax

Get creative with Jonathan Roth, author of the comic-style graphic novel, Rover and Speck: This Planet Rocks! In this hands-on workshop, Roth takes students aged 7-12 on a ride through creating their own compelling characters, and putting them into a cool graphic novel of their very own.

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Oct10
Breaking the Publishing Mold

Breaking the Publishing Mold

Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice

Monday, October 10, 2022 7:00 PM EDT
Off-Campus Location, Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke

In her biography, The Princess of Albemarle: Amélie Rives, Author and Celebrity at the Fin de Siècle, Jane Turner Censer sheds light on Rive’s substantial literary career and her personal saga providing insight into the limits of being a woman in the late nineteenth-century South. Sponsored by the Friends of Kings Park Library.

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Oct11
A WGST & Cheuse Salon: SWANA Poetry & Art

A WGST & Cheuse Salon: SWANA Poetry & Art

Women and Gender Studies

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM EDT
Art & Design Building, Gillespie Gallery

Featuring Palestinian poet Maya Abu Al-Hayyat, whose work embodies the extremes of a woman's life under brutal colonial regime, this event will be held in the Gillespie Gallery amongst the backdrop of current school of art artist-in-residence Abdulrahman Naanseh. Including readings by SWANA poets: Zeina Azzam, Danielle Badra, Holly Mason Badra, Zein El-Amine, & Leeya Mehta.

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Oct11
Funeral Train: A Dust Bowl Mystery

Funeral Train: A Dust Bowl Mystery

Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 7:00 PM EDT
Off-Campus Location, Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, VA

Laurie Loewenstein, author of the acclaimed Dust Bowl Mystery Death of a Rainmaker, is back with the sequel, Funeral Train. Set in 1935 Oklahoma, when a train derails, and a local recluse is murdered, Sheriff Temple Jennnings must solve the crime while waiting to hear news on his wife.

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Oct11
The Unquiet Dead

The Unquiet Dead

Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 7:00 PM EDT
Off-Campus Location, City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax

In The Unquiet Dead, Stacie Murphy unfurls Gilded Age New York City through the eyes of medium Amelia Matthew, as she races against the clock, using her spirit connections to exonerate an innocent boy of a murder that would send him to Sing Sing Prison.

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Oct12
Majority, Minority: Global Demographic Change

Majority, Minority: Global Demographic Change

Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 11:50 AM EDT
Off-Campus Location, Tallwood House, 4200 Roberts Road, Fairfax

Justin Gest’s timely and groundbreaking book, Majority Minority, studies six of the world’s societies that have undergone a monumental demographic shift to understand the power of perception and reaction and the paths governments take to reduce the appeal of nativism. Sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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