Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Refuge for Writer's Block

I'm fond of Busboys and Poets because it's one of the few places I know where the hostess gives you the option of eating at a table with chairs or a couch. Big or small, it's nice to have choices in life, and Busboys and Poets offers variety: part bookstore, part bar, part cafe, but perhaps most importantly, it's a place to gather with a big room set aside for parties, readings and music.

I'm also fond of  George Pelecanos, a prolific and talented local writer that uses the real Washington as his location- a place which tourists and national politicians rarely see. Monday evening George will be reading from his book The Cut at Busboys and Poets' original store on 14th and V N.W. at 7:30 p.m.
(And if you can't make it to this event, look for George later this month out in Hyattsville.)

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