Events

2022-2023 School Year

PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools

Multiple Dates

This year, I’ll be visiting high schools throughout D.C. to speak with students who have read the book, as part of the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program.

Saturday, October 15th, 2022

DC History Center Open Day

3pm-4pm at the Carnegie Library

I’ll be joining a panel of local authors to talk about “Shaw, LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale in Washington, D.C.: An Oral History.

RSVP here.

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Document DC: Photography Workshop

10:00am, starting at the Shaw Metro station and ending at the Carnegie Library

I’ll be leading a walking tour of Shaw for the DC History Center, along with photographer Shedrick Pelt. I’ll share oral histories and historical photos as we walk.

RSVP here.

Monday, June 6th, 2022

Meet the Author @ Historic Chevy Chase DC

7:30pm via Zoom

I’ll be speaking to Historic Chevy Chase DC about the project and about neighborhood-based oral histories.

Saturday, May 21st, 2022

Meet the Author: Bloomingdale Community Day

9am – 1pm at Crispus Attucks Park

I’ll be selling and signing books at the annual Bloomingdale Community Day

Friday, April 1st, 2022

Meet the Author: DC History Conference

1:00-3:00pm at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Great Hall

I’m honored to present my book as a Project Spotlight and at the History Network at the DC History Conference

Friday, February 25th, 2022

The Crisis in Book Review: an Arts Journalism Conference sponsored by Day Eight

7pm: I’ll be joining the Panel Discussion and Keynote.

“The Friday night keynote session begins with a panel discussion, moderated by Maritza Rivera, and including seven area authors whose books have been assigned for review within the conference — Gregory Luce, Jenn Koiter, Sarah Katz, Shilpi Malinowski, Daniel Barbiero, Ellen Sazzman, and Jonathan Katz. Following the panel, speakers Joyce Carol Oates, Brian Broome, Russel Jacoby, and Jennifer Harlan will speak.”

The online event will be streamed on Zoom: RSVP here

Sunday, February 13th, 2022

Meet the Author: Valentine’s Day Market

10:30am at Big Bear Cafe

Meet the author. Books will be available for sale.

Sunday, December 19th, 2021

Meet the Author: Bloomingdale Holiday Market

10am at Big Bear Cafe

Meet the author. Books will be available for sale.

Monday, December 6th, 2021

7pm 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.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Shaw, LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale in Washington, D.C.: An Oral History

6pm at 14th and V Streets NW

Join me for a conversation about the book with Washington Post reporter, author and neighbor Helena Andrews-Dyer!

RSVP here

Saturday, November 20th, 2021

Gentrification: An Oral History

2pm at Bol Coop Bookstore, located in Creative Grounds at North Capitol and Seaton Place NW.

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.

RSVP here

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Book Discussion: Meet the Author and Narrators of Shaw, LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale in Washington, D.C.: An Oral History

5:30pm @ 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.

RSVP here

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

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.

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Book Party: Celebrate the publication of Shaw, LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale in Washington, D.C.: An Oral History

6pm @ 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.

RSVP here