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ENCORES: The Literary Legacy of Seamus Heaney (1991, 2014)

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 Seamus Heaney poems, read by Heaney and Eamon Grennan.



ENCORES: A selection from the O. B. Hardison ‘Afrofuturism’ 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 read by Tananarive Due from her upcoming novel, ‘The Reformatory.’


ENCORES: ‘Not Just Another Day Off’ (2018)

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 readings by James Johnson, Lauren K. Alleyne, and Jericho Brown from 2018’s ‘Not Just Another Day Off’ event.


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.



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: ‘The Human Voice in Struggle’ Poetry Reading (2016)

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 by William Archila and Reginald Dwayne Betts from the ‘The Human Voice in Struggle’ poetry reading.


ENCORES: ‘I Put a Spell on You’ 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 poems by Kiki Petrosino and Annie Finch from the “I Put a Spell on You” poetry reading.


The Season Ahead

With rehearsals for Macbeth already underway, the Spotlight reached out to people in Public Programs division to find out what they were most looking forward to in the coming year.