Things to Look Forward to This Week

Hey everybody, before I fill everyone in on all the great events going on this week, I want to welcome Kirk Larsen to the GW English blog! As an avid reader of The Colonialist, I know Kirk has a lot to bring to the blog.
The biggest off-campus event this week is the National Book Festival, a huge showcase of some of the country’s strongest literary talents. Come to attend readings and get your books signed by some of the most reknowned writers around. Salman Rushdie, Paul Theroux, Cokie Roberts, James McBride, Neil Gaiman, Phillipa Gregory, and many, many more will be in attendance. I am most looking forward to finally meeting R.L. Stine, the author of the Goosebumps series, which is largely responsible for filling my childhood with an irrational fear of ventriloquism. The festival is on the national mall, pretty much all day on Saturday, but the website has a more specific schedule of events.
If you’re not really into the whole reading thing, the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival starts this Thursday, September 25th and extends till Saturday October 4th. I have heard particularly good things about the documentary, Vincent Who?, which examines the aftermath of the Vincent Chin murder and is the festival’s closing film. Also, if anybody’s a fan of blues music and trippy animation, it might be worth your time to see the animated film, Sita Sings the Blues, which plays on October 1st. Overall, this looks like it will be a great event, and I hope some of you will check it out.

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