District of Columbia

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District of Columbia

Postby Brian » Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:20 am


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District of Columbia

Postby Brian » Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:20 am

List your Literary Hot Spots in District of Columbia:

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Re: District of Columbia

Postby dcdingo » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:14 am

Tenlytown, D.C.
Politics and Prose Bookstore

Ah, the sweet smell of the District! D.C. is well known for being the seat of power for the United States and for being the first place the aliens are likely to attack if it comes to intergalactic war. Short of that my fair city is well known for being home to a host of people who are here to grind a particular axe, then get out of town as soon as possible. The winters are cold, the summers are hot, and the Secret Service ties up traffic at least twice a day with the presidential motorcade. Las Vegas may be where the country goes to play but D.C. is where the country goes to work.
Scratch the surface of this suit-and-tie town and you’ll find a wealth of inspiration.

Everyone has an angle, from the corporate lobbyists on K Street to the anarchist kids shaking signs in Lafayette Park. Each person you meet has a motive; as a result many of them make great characters.

Wedged between the offices and overpriced apartments is a surprisingly lively arts scene. Poetry and short story readings are common at joints like the Politics and Prose bookshop in Tenlytown. Here you will find not only a decent cup of coffee but an interesting blend of literary culture and high minded discourse. Their website and bulletin boards have the inside scoop on writing events all over the city. The café is often crowded but they offer some of the best service in the area. D.C. may seem a little cold at first but I assure you its literary scene is alive and well.

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Re: District of Columbia

Postby foodpoet » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:06 am

The down town arborteum and the national arborteum once inside glass and exotic and one outside and local/natural


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