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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
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Union Station Metro is about 5 blocks away, and there seemed to be on-street parking.
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attended Oct 08 2010

A most enjoyable event. Colum's reading was sincere, entertaining and his voice as delightful to the ear as to the mind. He was generous with his time on stage and at the delicious reception and book signing that followed.

Pauline O'Hare

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attended Oct 08 2010

For fans of his writing, especially Let the Great World Spin, a delightful experience to hear readings and commentary in his wonderful voice.

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 Irish-born author Colum McCann is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Let the Great World Spin_ (winner of the National Book Award), Zoli_, Dancer_, This Side of Brightness_, and Songdogs, as well as two critically acclaimed story collections. His fiction has been published in thirty languages and he has been a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, among others. His short film Everything in This Country Must was a 2005 Oscar nominee. He teaches at Hunter College and lives in New York City with his wife and children.

About the Ticket Supplier: Folger Theatre

Home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts.

The Folger’s Elizabethan Theatre, modeled after the innyard theatres popular in Shakespeare’s day, hosts more than 40,000 audience members each year. It presents a full calendar of performances and programs, from the Helen Hayes Award-winning Folger Theatre productions and Folger Poetry readings to early music concerts by the Folger Consort and family activitie.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.