Today’s Fall for the Book Highlights

Posted: September 20, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Fall for the Book continues this week, with dozens of events planned through Thursday. Some of today’s highlights include:

12:30 p.m., Outside Johnson Center (Johnson Center Atrium if rain)—Mason dance instructor Nilemma Devi will lead her World Dance students in an outdoor workshop, focusing on KuchiPudi, a classical Indian dance style.

3 p.m., Johnson Center, Room 116—Spoken-word artist Michelle Tea, author of The Chelsea Whistle, a memoir about her own working-class roots, discusses the new anthology of essays she edited, Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class.

4:30 p.m., Harris Theater—Artist Irene Awret discusses her new memoir, They’ll Have to Catch Me First: An Artist’s Coming of Age in the Third Reich, in conjunction with her exhibition “Shimmering In The Dark: The Art of Irene Awret,” on view now through Thursday in the Johnson Center Gallery.

4:30 p.m., Johnson Center, Room 116—Journalist Jack Germond, author of Fat Man Fed Up: How American Politics Went Bad and a regular panelist on ABC’s Inside Washington, draws on everything from de Tocqueville to broadcast television in his assessment of the contemporary political scene.

7 p.m., Center for the Arts, Grand Tier III—MFA professor Susan Tichy reads from her upcoming collection Bone Pagoda, poems about the Vietnam War and her travels through Vietnam in 2000.

7 p.m., Dewberry Hall—Debra Bergoffen, professor of philosophy and women’s studies, delivers the College of Arts and Sciences Celebration of Scholarship lecture, “February 22, 2001: The Other Possibility for the 21st Century,” concerning the day the U.N. Hague war crimes tribunal convicted three Bosnian-Serb soldiers of crimes against humanity, specifically for the rape and sexual enslavement of Muslim women and girls.

For a full schedule of today’s activities, see the Fall for the Book web site. Other Fall for the Book sponsors are the Washington Post, WJLA-TV ABC 7, Fairfax County Public Library, City of Fairfax, Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative, and Dominion.

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