Event | Lectures and Symposia National Book Festival Presents Edwidge Danticat

Date and Location

  • When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

  • Where: Thomas Jefferson Building - Coolidge Auditorium (LJG45A)

    10 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540

Part of Changemakers; National Book Festival Presents

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Edwidge Danticat discusses her new book, “Everything Inside: Stories.” Danticat, a prominent Haitian-American writer, is the author of numerous books, including “The Art of Death,” “Claire of the Sea Light” and “I’m Dying.”

Presented part of The Library of Congress Presents... 

Library of Congress Presents... 

The Library of Congress National Book Festival will expand to include a yearlong series of events – to be known as National Book Festival Presents – featuring high-caliber authors, their books and related Library treasures beginning this fall, following the signature daylong festival on Aug. 31, the Library announced today.

National Book Festival Presents author events will be free to the public, though registration will be required. Subscribe here for email updates on ticketing and book sales, which will be announced in August. More information will be available at loc.gov.

National Book Festival Presents will feature the following authors in fall 2019:

  • Sept. 11 – Neil Patrick Harris on his new book, “The Magic Misfits.” 
  • Sept. 19 – Joy Harjo begins her formal duties as the new U.S. poet laureate with an inaugural reading of her work at the Library, including from her new book of poetry, “An American Sunrise.” 
  • Sept. 24 – Edwidge Danticat on her new book, “Everything Inside: Stories.”
  • Oct. 11 – Dav Pilkey on his new book, “Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls.”
  • Oct. 24 – Alexander McCall Smith on his new book, “To the Land of Long Lost Friends: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series.”
  • Nov. 6 – Karen Armstrong on her new book, “The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts.”
  • Nov. 8 – Brad Meltzer on the launch of his new PBS KIDS series, “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum,” based on his books for children, “Ordinary People Change the World.”
  • Nov. 13 – André Aciman on the launch of his new book, “Find Me,” the sequel to his bestselling “Call Me By Your Name,” which was made into an Academy Award-winning film.
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