Several events vying for attention on my personal calendar this weekend.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHBQ5k1kpe8&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecinemaartstheatre%2Ecom%2F&feature=player_embedded]A few months back, I quoted on this blog an article by Charles McGrath about a new film, Harvard Beats Yale 29-29, and mentioned that I was looking forward to seeing the film itself. It’s taken a while, but not only is the movie finally opening in Northern Virginia on Friday, April 2, but Cinema Arts in Fairfax is also welcoming director Kevin Rafferty to introduce a special screening on Saturday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m.
Then, there are two events to mention on Sunday — though I’ll only be able to make one, a book launch party that I’ve had on my calendar for months.
On Sunday at 2 p.m. in Bethesda, MD, the Writer’s Center hosts Richard Currey reading from Fatal Light, a 1998 novel being republished by the Santa Fe Writers’ Project. No less a celebrity than Tim O’Brien called the novel “one of the very best works of fiction to emerge from the Vietnam War,” and I’m excited to read the book now that it’s in print again. In advance of the event, don’t miss a great interview with Currey here. And check out information on the book itself at Currey’s own website here.
At the same time, in downtown D.C., the National Museum of Women in the Arts hosts a reading from Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-Po Listserv, offering… well, poems from the Women’s Poetry listserv. The event features at least two of the anthology’s co-editors, Rosemary Starace and Leslie Wheeler, as well as readings by poets included in the collection.