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Poetic Pairings: Francis Ellen Watkins Harper and Ripasso

‘Shakespeare’s Sisters: Say Her Name’ is an online writing seminar that celebrates the poetry of Black women in America. We are pleased to bring you a special collaboration with DCanter wines, pairing a poem from the Shakespeare’s Sisters curriculum with a recommended wine each Monday of the seminar.




ENCORES: Selections from Sharon Olds (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 Sharon Olds sharing a selection of her poems from 2016 reading.




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.