Folger and the Community

Engaging with the District

CrossTalk DC Events


CrossTalk DC Events

  • Kick-off Forum at the Folger on Sunday, May 15th from 2:00-5:00 pm
  • Partner forums will take place through summer and fall, 2016—dates and places to be announced. An additional series of short conversations will take place at the Folger on Friday evenings from June 17th through July 15th
  • On June 13th, the Folger Poetry series will feature a full day of events and readings by Cave Canem, the home for the many voices of African American poetry
  • A special matinee for invited students followed by conversation with scholars and actors will take place on June 16th


Why the Folger?  The Folger Shakespeare Library is a multi-faceted DC institution literally built on Shakespeare, a man whose plays have forcefully addressed the most troubling aspects of being human—and of being different–for more than 400 years.

For more information about CrossTalk DC, contact project director Peggy O’Brien at or 202.675.0372.


CrossTalk DC is one part of a nation-wide initiative, Humanities in the Public Square, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and aimed at fostering meaningful dialogue in communities about the most pressing issues of the day.

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