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Kim Roberts Offers a Langston Hughes Historic Walk in DC

Here\’s the latest from Kim Roberts:

Due to popular demand, we\’ve added a second Langston Hughes/Harlem Renaissance walking tour!

There are still a few spaces available for the Saturday Jan. 31st tour, but with the great interest we decided to add a second tour in order to accommodate as many people as possible. This tour will take place the following day, Sunday, Feb. 1st (Langston\’s birthday!) from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Space is limited to 20 participants. The tour is free but you must RSVP to LangstonDays@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Please specify the date when registering.

Also, there will be an intimate lunch time round-table discussion following the tour on Saturday, Jan. 31. This will take place at Busboys & Poets and will be led by American University professor Keith Leonard.

WALKING TOURSDATE/TIME: Jan. 31 & Feb. 1, tour from 10:30am-12pm (weather permitting) WHAT: Langston Hughes/ \”Harlem\” Renaissance in DC walking tour LOCATION: tour leaves from Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th St. NW @ V St. NW ADMISSION: Free. Limited to 20 participants. RSVP required. Email LangstonDays@gmail.com for reservations. Please specify if reserving for walking tour on 1/31, 2/1 tour. Led by Kim Roberts, this walking tour will visit places in the U Street/Cardozo area where Hughes and other black poets of his time lived and worked. Complimentary coffee and hot chocolate will be offered by Busboys & Poets beforehand. Books of Hughes poetry can be purchased in the bookstore.

LUNCHTIME TALKDATE/TIME: Feb. 1, guided lunchtime discussion, noon-2:00pm WHAT: Langston Hughes/ \”Harlem\” Renaissance in DC post-tour discussion LOCATION: tour leaves from Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th St. NW @ V St. NW ADMISSION: Suggested $10 food/drink minimum. Limited to 10 participants. RSVP required. Email LangstonDays@gmail.com for reservations. After the Jan. 31 tour, participants can choose to engage in a lively lunchtime discussion facilitated by Keith D. Leonard, professor of literature at American University and author of Fettered Genius: the African-American Bardic Poet from Slavery to Civil Rights. Participants can order brunch from the Busboys & Poets menu.

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