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July 2017

MahoganyBooks & Friends Community Summer Reading Kickoff Event

July 3 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Jirani Coffeehouse, 9425 West St.
Manassas, VA 20109 United States
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MahoganyBooks, Light of Life Church, and Jirani Coffeehouse are excited to announce a community summer reading program for the Greater Prince William County area. This programs’ goal is to encourage school-age children and their parents…

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August 2017

Birthright Annual Concert

August 19 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

In 2014, The Adinkra Group presented the first Birthright Annual Concert. The Birthright Annual Concert is always held on the 3rd Saturday of August in honor of Diali Djimo Kouyate’s birthday, an esteemed elder and…

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Sasha Ariel Alston Book Launch Celebration

August 26 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Free

by Sasha Ariel Alston Come out to celebrate the official DC launch of Teen Author Sasha Ariel Alston's STEM-focused children's book, Sasha Savvy Loves to Code, illustrated by award-winning illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton! Sasha Savvy Loves…

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MahoganyBooks & Friends Community Summer Reading Celebration

August 28 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Jirani Coffeehouse, 9425 West St.
Manassas, VA 20109 United States
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Come out to Jirani Coffeehouse for the MahoganyBooks & Friends Community Summer Reading Celebration. Bring your kids out for an event that will recognize and reward their dedication to reading over the summer while also…

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September 2017

Author Talk & Book Signing with Rion Amilcar Scott

September 12 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd., S.E.
Washington, DC 20020 United States
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A Literary Discussion on Identity, Culture, and Art by Rion Almicar Scott We are excited to announce MahoganyBooks Presents Free Black Space: A Literary Discussion on Identity, Culture, & Art with Rion Amilcar Scott. Rion,…

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Author Talk & Book Signing with Michael Twitty

September 19 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
The Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio, 3804 34th Street
Mount Rainier, MD 20712 United States
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MahoganyBooks partners with African Ancestry to present an Author Talk & Book Signing with Michael Twitty Native Washingtonian, independent scholar, and culinary historian Michael Twitty, is the author of The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African…

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2017 One Maryland One Book Author Conversation with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

September 25 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Calvert High School, 600 Dares Beach Rd.
Prince Frederick, MD 20678 United States
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by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Meet & Greet with Award-Winning Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie *** Join award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as she discusses her work, including the 2017 One Maryland One Book Purple Hibiscus on…

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October 2017

Writers LIVE: Van Jones, Beyond the Messy Truth

October 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Brown Center, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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In his new book, Van Jones, CNN political contributor, and the host of the recurring primetime special The Messy Truth with Van Jones offers a passionate manifesto that exposes hypocrisy on both sides of the political…

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Duende District Presents Tongo Eisen-Martin & Elizabeth Acevedo

October 24 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd., S.E.
Washington, DC 20020 United States
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"This striking new work from Tongo Eisen-Martin is a timely reminder of Amiri Baraka's call for poems that are useful, poems that breathe like wrestlers. At every turn, Heaven Is All Goodbyes demands that we engage the systemic…

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November 2017

Author Talk & Book Signing Featuring Mychal Denzel Smith

November 1 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd., S.E.
Washington, DC 20020 United States
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MahoganyBooks Presents: An Author Talk & Book Signing Featuring Mychal Denzel Smith “An ambitious blend of autobiography and cultural criticism.” –New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice “ audacious debut book…This is a must-read book…

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