The Arts Club of Washington is a private club. The members are people interested in and active in the arts and dedicated to supporting and disseminating arts and culture in the nation’s capital.
Membership privileges include the opportunity to meet other artists and patrons of the arts at formal and informal lunches, dinners, and literary or musical event.LEARN MORE
|LITERARY COMMITTEE READING: A Literary Guide to Washington, DC|| 17|
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
A Reading at the Arts Club of Washington:
A LITERARY GUIDE TO WASHINGTON, DC
Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston
This nugget of history is one of a wealth of finds we will hear of this evening from Kim Roberts, author of A LITERARY GUIDE TO WASHINGTON, DC. In this, her latest book, Kim offers a guide to the city’s rich literary history.
Part walking tour, part anthology, her tales touch on the lives of DC writers such as Hasty-Pudding poet Joel Barlow and “Star-Spangled Banner” lyricist Francis Scott Key, and Civil War and Reconstruction-era writers Charlotte Forten Grimké and James Weldon Johnson.
Kim wraps up her tour with World War I and the Jazz Age, which brought to the city writers at the forefront of modernism, including the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Sinclair Lewis.
The book’s stimulating tours cover downtown, the LeDroit Park and Shaw neighborhoods, Lafayette Square, and the historic U Street district, bringing the history of the city to life in surprising ways.
Books will be available for sale and signing. This event is free and open to the public, with a cash bar reception (open bar for members). For questions or information, contact ACW Literary chairperson Michael Whelan
6:30 pm - Reception
6:40 pm - Optional Historical Tour of the Club building
7:10 pm - Lecture and Discussion
8:15 pm - Reception with Author
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OPEN TO MEMBERS AND GUESTS ONLY
CINEMA LUNCH: "Yasujiro Ozu, Japanese Film & Japanese Society"
$20 per person
Screening from 12 noon-12:30 pm, followed by a Two-Course lunch hosted by the Arts Club Cinema Committee.
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OPEN TO MEMBERS & GUESTS ONLY$ 60 per person (dinner & program)
Musical Program To Be Announced
Members are invited to join other members and guests to an artistic evening with a cocktail reception, artistic program and seated dinner. This event will concludes the artistic season before our summer hiatus.