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September 2, 1998

Ethelbert Miller and Reuben Jackson To Launch Fifth Year of District Lines Poetry Project on October 1

Poets E. Ethelbert Miller and Reuben Jackson will be guests of honor at the Library of Congress on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at a celebration of the fifth year of the District Lines Poetry Project, which places Metro Muse poetry posters in Washington area Metro stops. The event, which will feature readings by Mr. Miller, Mr. Jackson and several D.C. public school students, will be held in the Library's Mumford Room on the sixth floor of the Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. Sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Federation of Friends of the District of Columbia Public Library, the event is free and open to the public.

"Ethelbert Miller and Reuben Jackson were the first of many established writers in our area whose work was featured on our Metro Muse poetry posters in the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority System," said project director Laurie Stroblas. "Poems by D.C. public school students also can be seen at 10 Metro stops."

The Center for the Book is one of several project sponsors. For further information about the District Lines Poetry Project, contact Laurie Stroblas, P.O. Box 32105, Washington DC 20007.

The Center for the Book was established in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and libraries. For information about the center and its projects, visit its site on the World Wide Web at: www.loc.gov/loc/cfbook.

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PR 98-134
9/2/98
ISSN 0731-3527

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