by Ellen Weeren
I just recently discovered these two things and I want to share them with you so we can all come out into the light.
Authors are speaking all over DC, and we’re invited.
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
(This excerpt was taken directly from www.expressnightout.com)
Since Sixth & I was rededicated in 2004 (the building started out as a synagogue in 1908, then was an African Methodist Episcopal church for several decades, and is now a working synagogue again), it’s become one of D.C.’s hippest venues for indie rock concerts and big-name author appearances. Tina Fey’s sold-out reading and Q&A in April was the see-and-be-seen nerd event of spring, and the calendar promises an equally compelling fall. Some of Sixth & I’s programs are co-hosted by Politics and Prose, which doesn’t have nearly as much room. Expect a swarm when novelist Jeffrey Eugenides reads on Oct. 31. S.M.
Sixth and I Synagogue, 600 I St. NW, 202-408-3100 . (Gallery Place)