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Lost City Books Spring Salon

May 15 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a new quarterly reading series in partnership with Lost City Books. A celebration of DC’s vibrant literary community, the series features talented local and visiting authors alike, all doing exciting work in different genres. We’ll eat, drink, talk, and listen, meet fellow lovers of literature, discover new authors, and mark the changing of the seasons together.

Spring authors: Catherine Barnett (poetry), Sunu P. Chandy (poetry), Zito Madu (memoir), Lily Meyer (fiction)
Refreshments will be provided.
Mezzanine is an ADA-accessible space on the first floor

Catherine Barnett is the author of four poetry collections, including Solutions for the Problem of Bodies in Space (2024 Graywolf); Human Hours (2018 Believer Book Award, New York Times “Best Poetry of 2018” selection); The Game of Boxes (James Laughlin Award); and Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced (Beatrice Hawley Award). A Guggenheim fellow, she received a 2022 Arts and Letters Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, among other recognitions. Her work has been published in the New Yorker, The NY Review of Books, The Nation, Harper’s, and elsewhere. She teaches in NYU’s MFA Program and works as an independent editor. And she was born in DC, where she spent the first six years of her life!

Sunu P. Chandy (she/her) is a social justice activist as a poet and a civil rights attorney. She is the daughter of immigrants from Kerala, India, and lives in Washington, DC with her family. Sunu’s award-winning collection of poems, My Dear Comrades, was published by Regal House. Sunu’s work can be found in anthologies including The Penguin Book of Indian Poets and The Long Devotion: Poets Writing Motherhood. Sunu is currently a Senior Advisor with Democracy Forward, and serves on the board of the Transgender Law Center. Sunu has been named as one of the Queer Women of Washington.

Zito Madu is a Nigerian-born writer who grew up in Detroit, Michigan. A former narrative director at several creative agencies, sportswriter, soccer player, and engineering student, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York. His writing has been published in many publications, including Plough QuarterlyVictory JournalGQ Magazine, the New Republic, and the Nation.

Lily Meyer is a translator, critic, and author of the novel Short War. A contributing writer at the Atlantic, her translations include Claudia Ulloa Donoso’s story collections Little Bird and Ice for Martians. 

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