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Janelle Monáe and collaborating writer Alaya Dawn Johnson

April 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 10:00 pm EDT

Janelle Monáe and contributor Alaya Dawn Johnson in conversation with Kimberly Drew at Sixth & I

This program does not include a book signing. A limited number of autographed books will be distributed at random upon checking in at will-call.

From groundbreaking musician, actor, fashion icon and futurist Janelle Monáe and an outstanding group of collaborators comes The Memory Librarian, a collection of short fiction, bringing to the written page the rebellious and Afrofuturistic world of Monáe’s critically acclaimed album Dirty Computer. In conversation with Kimberly Drew, a writer, art curator, activist, and author of This Is What I Know About Art.

with Loyalty Bookstores

This program will run approximately 1 hour.

At this in-person event, masks and proof of vaccination are required including a photo ID that matches the name on the vaccination card. For details, click here.

Virtual attendees will receive the event access link 48 hours, 2 hours, and 10 minutes before the event begins.

Sixth & I Event Policies

  • Seating is general admission, first come, first served.
  • Please note there are some obstructed view seats in the balcony of our sanctuary.
  • All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. There are no refunds unless an event is canceled. If you are unable to use your tickets, you may transfer them to another person.
  • For accessible entry and accessible seating requests, email [email protected] or call 202.266.4867.

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April 19, 2022
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm EDT
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Sixth & I: Talks
(618) 309-3003
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600 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001
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