East City Bookshop welcomes JoAnn Hill with her new book Secret Washington DC: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful & Obscure in conversation with Katie Kirkpatrick.
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About Washington DC: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, & Obscure
Around the world, Washington, D.C. is known for its powerful government, majestic monuments, and world-renowned museums. Secret Washington, D.C.: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure reminds us that the fabric of the city isn’t solely embedded in its callous political parties, exhausting lawmaking policies, and rampant tourism. Rather, it’s woven through its rich and complex history, mysterious relics, underground societies, forgotten and abandoned buildings, and controversial scandals.From the assassinations of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield and Francis Scott Key’s son to crimes of passion and rage at U.S. Capitol, Secret Washington, D.C.: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure uncovers many of the dark and untold truths of how our nation emerged. At the same time, it shines a bright light on the capital’s numerous signs of creativity and innovation through the exploration of quirky art installations like Foamhenge and Barbie Pond on Avenue Q, to oddly shaped and decorated homes like the Mushroom House and the Vanadu Art House.Local author and educator JoAnn Hill will introduce you to the other side of Washington, DC: a treasure trove of mystique, peculiarities, and hidden history just waiting to be explored.
About JoAnn Hill
JoAnn Hill has lived in Washington, DC with her husband Thalamus and dog Jackson for over nineteen years. An avid traveler and foodie, JoAnn writes about their DC living and dining experiences, as well as their global travel adventures on her blog dcglobejotters.org. Her writing has been published in BELLA Magazine, Escape Artist, and Triptipedia. JoAnn served as a DC Public Schools teacher for 17 years before co-founding Capitol Teachers, a tutoring company servicing the greater DC area. This is her first book.
About Katie Kirkpatrick
Katie Kirkpatrick, founder of Off the Mall Tours LLC, is proud to call herself a DC resident since 2002. She moved from California to the Capital after college to pursue a dream to work in foreign affairs, but history was always her first love. She started her touring career by giving historical ghost tour pub crawls as a side job, and discovered a passion for sharing stories with people as well as the intimate walking format. So, she decided to take the plunge and start her own tour company, drawing upon her interest in unique history, costuming, and sharing her love of DC.