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EVENTS

Chris Santiago

Five Writers, Five Minutes, Five Watt

Stop by Five Watt Coffee for an electrifying evening as Chris Santiago joins the July lineup of authors participating in the Five Writers, Five Minutes, Five Watt reading series....

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Shawn Lawrence Otto

Discussion on the War on Science

Investigate the decline of science in our country's political discussions. Otto offers compelling solutions to engage you and politicians in science, before it is too late!...

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Faith Sullivan

Faith Sullivan Reading: Excelsior Bay Books

12:00...

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Chris Santiago wins 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry

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Milkweed at #AWP16

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Young Readers Rise Up: A Letter from the Publisher's Desk

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RT @emily_taylor__: Sometimes images from Matthew Eck's The Farther Shore https://t.co/thaO1ft9UL come back to me years later out of nowher

Great Poem of the Day from Minnesota local @HeidErdrich via @PoetryFoundation: https://t.co/MDXVn0EPNL

Congrats to @Politics_Prose on launching a new event series! What a cool way to support DC orgs, authors, & books! https://t.co/lvTag6EQHV

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