Event — Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Readers, Writers, & Books with the March on Washington Film Festival

Where: American History Museum | Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza

Constitution Ave NW between 12th & 14th Streets, Washington, DC

When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Details: The museum presents an afternoon devoted to artists, authors and poets whose work honors and informs civil rights and social justice. The program includes panel discussions on graphic novels and comics as well as spoken word and poetry, with book sales and signings available all day. Co-hosted with the March on Washington Film Festival.

1:30 – Author Kitty Kelley will read from her latest book, Martin’s Dream Day, about the March on Washington in 1963.

2:00 – Panel, Graphic Novels & Comics moderated by Ariell Johnson, owner of Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse in Philadelphia.
Panelists: Jonathan Gray, CUNY professor, writer and editor of the Journal of Comics and Culture; Eric Battle, artist & illustrator; Bill Campbell, founder, Rosarium Publishing.

3:30 – Panel, Spoken Word & Poetry moderated by by E. Ethelbert Miller, former Howard University professor and director of the Ascension Poetry Reading Series, one of the oldest literary series in the Washington area.
Panelists: Joseph Ross, poet and teacher; Tere Fowler-Chapman, founder, Words of the Avenue, Tucson, AZ.

Cost: Free

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