Moderated by Ron Charles of The Washington Post
Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress and The Washington Post. Made possible with support from National Capital Bank
“Poet’s Choice” remains one of the most fondly remembered features from The Post’s old Book World section. With great wit, sensitivity and erudition, Edward Hirsch wrote that popular weekly column for two years in the early 2000s, leading readers through poems from around the world.
Now poetry lovers in the DC area will have a chance to catch up with the award-winning writer. Hirsch will be my next guest for “The Life of a Poet” series on April 23 at 7:00 p.m.
District Sounds is a monthly concert and conversation series featuring Washington, D.C. based artists. It is hosted by Chris Richards of The Washington Post and takes place at the Hill Center at The Old Naval Hospital. For more information, visit www.hillcenterdc.org
Amanda Moniz is thrilled whenever the opportunity arises to showcase her twin loves: baking and history. And she’s been delighted to discover, via the experimental courses she’s developed in conjunction with Hill Center, that others hunger to do so as well.
“It makes cooking more fun,” Moniz said of the distinct pleasure derived from taking knowledge buried in a dusty tome and translating it into a modern-day conversation starter.
Earlier this month, Carl Phillips was my guest in “The Life of a Poet” series, sponsored by the Hill Center and the Library of Congress.
I had not met Phillips before that evening, but he was a fantastic interview subject – witty, candid and thoughtful. And he read his own poems beautifully. The Hill Center has now posted the video feed.