What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Events at 5th & K

Ghost Fishing with Busboys and Poets Books and Split This Rock
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 24, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Split this Rock and Busboys and Poets Books for a reading from Ghost Fishing: Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology, hosted by editor Melissa Tuckey, featuring Hayes Davis, Ailish Hopper, Katy Richey, and special guest National Book Award Finalist Ross Gay. 


Private Event: Board Dinner
5th & K | The Loft | June 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Greenpeace for this private event in the in the Loft. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or contact us at the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Events at Brookland

Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Markette Sheppard
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 24, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books in a book launch celebration for What Is Light?, a new children's board book by local broadcast journalist and award-winning talk show host Markette Sheppard. This free, all-ages launch party will feature (surprise!) guest appearances by children's performer 123 Andrés, winner of the 2016 Latin Grammy Award for Best Children's Album, and an interactive musical experience for children by renowned drummer and percussionist Devin Walker (The Uncle Devin Show).


Events at Shirlington

Just Mercy Panel with Busboys and Poets Books and Signature Theatre
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 24, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, June 24 for a panel discussion about the impact of the Scottsboro trials and the state of the American criminal justice system today. TThe panel discussion will feature Dr. James Goodman, writer of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Stories of Scottsboro, Marc Mauer, Executive Director of the Sentencing Project, Nicole Porter (Director of Advocacy, The Sentencing Project) and Dr. Tawyna Pettiford-Wates (Artistic Director, The Conciliation Project)


Events at Takoma

DC Jazz with Busboys and Poets Books
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 24, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In DC Jazz, editors Maurice Jackson and Blair Ruble present a collection of fascinating stories about the DC jazz scene throughout its history, including a portrait of the cultural hotbed of Seventh and U Streets, the role of jazz in desegregating the city, a portrait of the great Edward “Duke” Ellington’s time in DC, notable women in DC jazz, and the seminal contributions of the University of District of Columbia and Howard University. The book also includes three jazz poems by celebrated Washington, DC poet E. Ethelbert Miller. Collectively, these stories and poems underscore the deep connection between creativity and place.