Community Calendar

Charif Majdalani – Moving the Palace

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Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 pm
at Alliance Française de Washington DC

Award-winning Lebanese author Charif Majdalani will come to the Alliance to discuss the just-released English translation of his novel Moving the Palace (New Vessel, $16.95). The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Marilyn Matar, professor of French & Francophone studies at Catholic University. The book is a modern-day Odyssey: recounting the story of a young Lebanese adventurer who leaves the Levant to explore the wilds of Africa at the dawn of the 20th century.


Caitlyn Jenner – The Secrets of My Life

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Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 pm
at Sixth & I

The Secrets of My Life (Grand Central, $30) is a revealing memoir by Caitlyn Jenner in which she shares details of her childhood as Bruce Jenner and rise to fame as a gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete; her marriages and her relationships with her children; her transition; and her experience as the world's most famous transgender woman. In conversation with the book’s co-author, Buzz Bissinger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Friday Night Lights.


Gabourey Sidibe – This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare

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Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00 pm
at Sixth & I

In This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare (Houghton Mifflin, $25), the Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress shares a one-of-a-kind life story in a voice as fresh and challenging as many of the unique characters she’s played onscreen.


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