Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Gatsby's Chapter 4 - The most boring?

Kim Roberts claims I'm going to be reading the most boring chapter of The Great Gatsby at Chapter's marathon reading. There is a certain amount of drunken malingering in the chapter -- not to mention some choice racism and anti-Semitism. But there's some amazingly beautiful stuff, too. Come on down and listen to the book over the next several days. It's all part of the big Big Read DC.

Tea with Gatsby: A Marathon Teatime Reading

From Chapters Literary Bookstore:

The Great Gatsby

We are delighted to again be a partner for the BIG READ DC, presented by the Humanities Council of WDC, the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, and of course, the National Endowment for the Arts. As we did last year, we are hosting a marathon reading of this year's selection, The Great Gatsby, for nine consecutive weekdays, reading a chapter a day, and discussing it afterwards.

Our Tea with Gatsby Guest Readers are as follows:

Mon. 4/28: Patrick Hyde, author of The Only Pure Thing and President of our nonprofit Chapters Literary Arts Center Board.

Tues. 4/29: David Kipen, NEA Director of Literature.
Wed. 4/30:TBA
Thur. 5/1: Sarah Browning, Poet, activist, coordinator, and author of Whiskey in the Garden of Eden.
Fri. 5/2: TBA
Mon. 5/5: Josephine Reed, Program Director Sonic Theatre, XM Satellite Radio.
Tues. 5/6: NEA Chairman Dana Gioia, the very mastermind behind THE BIG READ.
Wed. 5/7: Arnold Orza, U. Conn Professor Emeritus and Board Member of Chapters Literary Arts Center.
Thur. 5/8: Maureen Corrigan, NPR/Fresh Air's ever popular reviewer.

Just the sort of illustrious company Jay Gatsby would invite to tea...

We'll be encamped for the marathon (and savoring Salty Oats cookies) at Teaism Penn Quarter, lower level, at 400 8th St. NW. (Metro: Navy Memorial/Archives or Gallery Place.) Do join us!


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