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ENCORES: Emily Dickinson Poetry Reading with Aracelis Girmay (2011)

Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. Enjoy a selection of poems from Aracelis Girmay’s 2011 Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute reading.





Resource Guide: ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell

On December 3, 2020 the Folger hosts its last Virtual Book Club of 2020 with ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to Anne (Agnes) Hathaway, life in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Shakespeare’s iconic play of grief and mourning.


ENCORES: ‘Vinegar & Char’ Poetry Reading (2019)

Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. Enjoy a selection of read poems by W. Ralph Eubanks, Sandra Beasley, and Sean Hill from the ‘Vinegar & Char’ poetry reading.


ENCORES: A Conversation with Michael W. Twitty (2019)

Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. See an excerpt of a conversation with Michael W. Twitty recorded in February of 2019.


Words, Words, Words: ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell

Folger Public Programs closes out our book club series for 2020 on Thursday, December 3, with a discussion of Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this moving account of marriage, motherhood, and grief.


Folger ENCORES: ‘Nell Gwynn’ produced by Folger Theatre (2019)

Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. See a clip of ‘Nell Gwynn’ from Folger Theatre’s 2019 production.