What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Events at 14th & V

Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Gowri K
14th & V | Langston Room | September 26, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.

We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled Book Event
14th & V | Langston Room | September 26, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Wendy Pearlman in conversation with Shiyam Gaylon, to discuss Pearlman's new book We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians who have survived the uprising and the aftermath.

Events at 5th & K

John Merrow - Addicted to Reform
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 26, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Former PBS education correspondent John Merrow will speak about his new book ADDICTED TO REFORM: A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education. Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President of the National Education Association, will introduce John Merrow and moderate the Q&A following his talk. This event will be filmed by C-SPAN.

Private Event: Happy Hour and Mixer
5th & K | The Loft | September 26, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Private event in the To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.

Events at Brookland

Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 26, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Presents: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM. DC's only Poetry Slam, Inc certified slam event meets the last Tuesday of every month at Busboys and Poets' Brookland location.  

Events at Hyattsville

Kojo in Your Community on Campus Safety
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 26, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Kojo Nnamdi of WAMU 88.5 for a town hall conversation about what it means for our region’s colleges and universities to create “safe spaces” on campus.

Events at Shirlington

Rise + Rhyme: Performing arts for Children 5 and under featuring Mr. Skip
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 26, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

A Busboys and Poets in-house series! Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under. Today's performer is Mr. Skip