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Leafing Through Literature: November Reading

Location Shaw's Tavern, 520 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC.
Date Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Duration   3 hours
Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leafing-through-literature-november-reading-tickets-539489667117?aff=oddtdtcreator
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Celebrate local literature with us at The Inner Loop's last reading of 2023!

Get cozy and join us at Shaw's Tavern on 11/14 at 7:30pm to hear the amazing work of our featured reader, Alexia Arthurs and our November Author's Corner Spotlight, Pantea Amin Tofangchi. There will also be nine additional local writers of poetry & prose sharing their work. Grab a drink, take a seat, and experience all the DC writing community has to offer. See you there!

More about our featured reader, Alexia Arthurs:

The short version is that I grew up in Jamaica and New York. I’m a graduate of Hunter College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. I write stories about Jamaicans. I’m interested in the Jamaican diaspora and in Caribbean feminism. I published my first book, a collection of short stories, called “How to Love a Jamaican” in the U.S. and the U.K. in 2018. Some people had nice things to say about HTLAJ. I’m at work on a novel.

Learn more about Alexia and her work at www.alexiaarthurs.com.

More about our November Author's Corner Spotlight , Pantea Amin Tofangchi:

Pantea Amin Tofangchi is an Iranian American poet, writer, and graphic designer and art director. She was eight when the Iran‐Iraq War started and in senior high when it ended. She grew up in poetry, war, death, conflict, beauty, hatred, love and censorship all at the same time. Along with her husband she immigrated to the United States in 2000. She writes poems (in English), essays, stories and plays (mostly in Persian.)

Her work has been published in Ploughshares, Little Patuxent Review, Welter, Atlanta Review—in which she won the International Merit Award—and other journals. She was selected as a finalist for The National Poetry Series’ 2016 and Georgia Poetry Prize 2018.

Glazed With War is her story, her life, written from her childhood’s perspective.

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