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You Have to Read This!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
East City Bookshop
645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003


Ten readers, ten pieces of writing they can’t stop thinking about. 

You know that article or essay that you return to year after year, the piece of writing that you always recommend, the book you always press into your friend’s hands? 

We want you to read that to us!

We will select ten readers to share their favorite pieces of non-fiction writing for this very special evening of literary sharing. 

You can add your name to the reading list by emailing with a link to the piece you want to read, and why it's important to you. The only stipulation is that your reading can only be 3-5 minutes (or 3-5 pages). Submissions must be received by Thursday, April 13.

Or just attend and enjoy this new literary event! (RSVP on Facebook)

Hosted by Julia Carpenter, Marissa Lorusso, and Alex Laughlin. 

Marissa Lorusso is a writer and musician from Massachusetts living in DC. She works for NPR Music, writes and performs in the band Keeper (and makes zines under the same name), and collaborates on a newsletter called Link Plz. She spends the rest of her time thinking about gender, culture, storytelling, and snacks.

Alex Laughlin social media editor at The Washington Post. Outside of work she produces and hosts The Ladycast, a podcast about amazing women's lives and careers. She loves reading books of all kinds, but this year she's only reading Asian authors. 

Julia Carpenter is a writer and editor from Georgia, living in DC. She works at The Washington Post and writes a daily newsletter about women from history. Her favorite book is White Oleander by Janet Fitch.