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Dave Eggers

Rashawnda Williams and Dr. Jill Biden at Do the Write Thing, a benefit organized by 826DC. Photo courtesy of Ms. Williams At the tender age of 16, Rashawnda Williams has already had quite the literary career. A senior at Washington’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Williams doubles as the Young...
Beach Waves used courtesy of David Niblack This happens every year. The summer breezes by and suddenly it's September. What? As much as I despise the DC humidity, I, like many, pine for the longer, lighter days of June and July. In the interest of slowing time, I sat down with our literature...
picnic at the tidal basin 4.5.09 - 26 by flickr user laura padgett For book lovers, the National Book Festival is like Christmas and the Fourth of July combined. With so many books to browse, authors to meet (more than 100), and new literature to discover, there are few literary events like it in...