More Events

2pm on Saturday, November 20th at Bol Coop Bookstore, located in Creative Grounds

Join me for a reading and discussion, with books for sale by the store. The event will be indoors and Bol is checking for vaccine status at the door.

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6pm on Wednesday, December 1st at Busboys and Poets at 14th and V Streets NW

Join me for a conversation with Washington Post reporter, author and neighbor Helena Andrews-Dyer! Helena has been working on her own book about navigating life in our gentrified, integrated neighborhood. We’ve both been trying to unearth the truth of this neighborhood through writing — I’m so excited to have a conversation with her and try through dialogue!

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7pm on Monday, December 6th at the Third Baptist Church (5th and Q Streets NW)

Shilpi will be speaking about the book and taking questions at the East Central Civic Association Meeting! Books will be available for sale.

Upcoming Events

6pm on Wednesday, October 20th @ Big Bear Cafe

Politics and Prose providing books for purchase

Join us for a celebration! I’ll be there to sign books, display the portraits, chat with the community and and to toast the narrators who participated in this project. The event will be held outdoors.

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9am – 1pm on Sunday, October 24th @ 1st and R Streets NW, near the Bloomingdale Farmers Market

The author will be providing books for purchase

Join me for a chance to get a signed book and to chat! I’ll be sitting at a table near the Bloomingdale Farmers Market to talk with anyone who is interested and to sell a limited number of signed books.

5:30pm on Tuesday, October 26th @ the grounds of Seaton Elementary School

East City Bookshop providing books for purchase

Join us for a fascinating discussion! I will sit with the narrators to discuss their experience with the neighborhood, give them their first opportunity to converse directly with each other, and to take questions from the audience.

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The Book

Last week, I signed a contract with Arcadia Publishing and The History Press to publish my oral history! I’m so thrilled that they are taking a chance on me and this project.

The book will be out in late 2021.