Entries from The Dressing tagged with 'Merrill Leffler'

Splendid Wakeup for Poetry in Washington DC

Washington, DC, and its suburbs have always been an active literary community. Among the many literary events that took place in September 2013--George Mason University's 15th annual Fall for the Book, the 13th annual National Book Festival on the National Mall, the first District of Literature sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Library of Congress, the Dresser will discuss the kickoff event of a massive archival project at The George Washington University Special Collections of the Gelman Library called Splendid Wake. The goal of the project is to collect information about poets and poetry in the greater Washington,...

Birthing New Opera in the Nation's Capital

Where can you experience new American opera? With any regularity, the only place has been New York and most significantly New York City Opera's VOX Contemporary American Opera Lab. But maybe occurrence of this kind of risky programming (the producers of opera fear no one will show up and fill their seats) is changing. On November 19, 2012, Washington National Opera launched its American Opera Initiative, a public workshop for encouraging new American opera in small bytes. The program--a concert-style world premier--featured three 20-minute operas: Part of the Act by Liam Wade and John Grimmett, Charon by Scott Perkins and...

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