Event Lectures and Symposia Live! at the Library: The Kitchen Sisters with Frances McDormand

Date and Location

  • When: Thursday, September 15, 2022

    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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

    10 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540

Part of Live at the Library

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Come join The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva) in conversation with Academy Award-winning actor Frances McDormand for a special Live! At the Library evening presented by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. The Kitchen Sisters will join McDormand onstage for a special evening of stories and a behind-the-scenes look into the Kitchen Sisters’ archive and their work as audio documentarians and pioneering radio and podcast producers. The conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A.

The Library recently acquired the entire archive of The Kitchen Sisters — some 7,000 hours of interviews, oral histories, songs and field recordings along with photographs, notebooks, journals, shards of sound and research materials.