What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

Monday, June 25, 2018

Events at 14th & V

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: CULTURE QUEEN 6.25.18
14th & V | Langston Room | June 25, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: Culture Queen


Events at 5th & K

The Red-Green Revolution with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | The Loft | June 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

You’re invited to join leading environmental activist and distinguished academic Victor Wallis as he discusses his new book Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism on Monday, June 25th at 7 pm at Busboys and Poets’ 5th and K location in Washington, DC. Red-Green Revolution is Victor’s much-anticipated book as it is the culmination of more than twenty years of active scholarship in the field and pioneering research on ecosocialism.


Barracoon: A Conversation Between Valerie Boyd and E. Ethelbert Miller
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 25, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join scholar Valerie Boyd and poet E. Ethelbert Miller as they discuss Zora Neale Hurston's newest publication "Barracoon."

Valerie Boyd is author of the critically acclaimed biography Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, winner of the Southern Book Award and the American Library Association’s Notable Book Award. Wrapped in Rainbows was hailed by Alice Walker as “magnificent” and “extraordinary”; by the Boston Globe as “elegant and exhilarating”; and by the Denver Post as “a rich, rich read.” Formerly arts editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Boyd has written articles, essays and reviews for such publications as The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Creative Nonfiction, The Oxford American, Paste, Ms., Essence, and Atlanta Magazine. She is a professor of journalism and the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, where she founded and directs the low-residency MFA Program in Narrative Nonfiction. Boyd is currently curating and editing a collection of Alice Walker’s personal journals, which span more than 50 years. Simon & Schuster/37 Ink will publish Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker in 2019. 


Events at Brookland

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Mr. Skip 6.25.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 25, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: Mr. Skip 


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 6.25.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 25, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.


Events at Hyattsville

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Oh Susannah 6.25.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 25, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: Oh Susannah!


Events at Shirlington

Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Slli’m Williams 6.25.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 25, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.


Events at Takoma

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Tunes 4 Tots 6.25.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 25, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: TUNES 4 TOTS