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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 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 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 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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