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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- February 2019


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February 1

February First Friday
  • February First Friday

  • Friday,   |  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - Park Row, High Street, Cross Street, & Cannon Street
  • First Friday is a free event sponsored by Chestertown's downtown merchants, community organizations, and art galleries along Park Row, High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street. This event is ...

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Milk and Cookies Reading Club!
  • Milk and Cookies Reading Club!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 4 pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Join us on Friday afternoons in the months of January and February for a chapter book read aloud. Kids can come and listen each week as we go through a chapter book together and enjoy a snack!

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Variations on a Theme (Still Life and Portraiture) Exhibit
  • Variations on a Theme (Still Life and Portraiture) Exhibit

  • Friday,   |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • This event runs February 1 to February 24
  • Location: 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • When a viewer looks at a work of art, they are bringing with them all of their life experiences, all of their unique memories, all of their knowledge and understanding they posses. Their mind interact...

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February 2

  • Shore Love Little Quilts!

  • Saturday,   |  8 am - 8 pm
  • This event runs February 2 to March 2
  • Location: Heron Point - 501 East Campus Avenue
  • An exhibit of wall quilts, art quilts and other small works by members of the Olde Kent Quilters Guild. Opening reception Saturday, February 9, 1-4 pm. Free and open to the public....

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February 4

Title: “‘Meet, Help, Become a Slave…to Better Understand History’: Race and Agency in Educational Videogames”
  • Title: “‘Meet, Help, Become a Slave…to Better Understand History’: Race and Agency in Educational Videogames”

  • Monday,   |  4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Litrenta Hall
  • In this presentation, Dr. Page examines the educational role-playing videogame Flight to Freedom, part of the Mission U.S. series of games designed to teach middle school students about the history of...

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Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Tom Lagana
  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Tom Lagana

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a...

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February 5

Lunar New Year Celebration
  • Lunar New Year Celebration

  • Tuesday,   |  4:30 PM
  • Location: Hodson Hall Commons - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Join the Chinese Culture Club, Global Education Office, Dining Services, Student Events Board and the Department of World Languages and Cultures for food and games to celebrate the new year.

    Dinner...

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  • Literary House & Sophie Kerr Series: Living Writers—A Reading by Lucy Corin

  • Tuesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Lucy Corin is the author of the short story collections One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses and The Entire Predicament as well as the novel Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls (FC2, ...

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February 6

  • "Venomous Tongues: Speech and Gender in Late Medieval England. - Sandy Bardsley talk

  • Wednesday,   |  5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Litrenta Hall
  • Conrad M. Wingate Memorial Lecture in History

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Happiness Hour: Recycled Valentines
  • Happiness Hour: Recycled Valentines

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Registration required.

    Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity!

    Featured Project: Recycled Valentines

    Create one-of-a-kind valentines and learn how to mak...

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February 7

Frederick Douglas: Prophet of Freedom - A talk and book signing with David Blight
  • Frederick Douglas: Prophet of Freedom - A talk and book signing with David Blight

  • Thursday,   |  5:30 PM talk. Book signing to follow
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • The Starr Center Welcomes preeminent author and historian David Blight for a talk and book signing in celebration of his critically acclaimed new biography about African American freedom fighter Frede...

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Gallery Talk - Variations on a Theme (Still Life and Portraiture)
  • Gallery Talk - Variations on a Theme (Still Life and Portraiture)

  • Thursday,   |  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • This exhibit is a modern take on two traditional themes, Still Life and Portraiture and is open to all media. The magic of still life is that it can show us a new way of looking at the ordinary objec...

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February 8

Milk and Cookies Reading Club!
  • Milk and Cookies Reading Club!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 4 pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Join us on Friday afternoons in the months of January and February for a chapter book read aloud. Kids can come and listen each week as we go through a chapter book together and enjoy a snack!

    We ...

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  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

  • Friday,   |  8 PM Friday and Saturday, 2 PM Sunday
  • This event runs February 8 to February 24
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street
  • February 8 – 24, 2019
    Directed by Gil Rambach

    The season opens February 8 with Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, written by Edward Albee. Directed by Gil Rambach, the play centers aroun...

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The Garfield presents "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?"
  • The Garfield presents "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?"

  • Friday,
  • This event runs February 8 to February 24
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street, Chestertown
  • February 8 – 24, 2019
    Directed by Gil Rambach

    The season opens February 8 with Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, written by Edward Albee. Directed by Gil Rambach, the play centers aroun...

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February 9

  • Concert: African American Legacy & Heritage in Jazz, Blues & Gospel

  • Saturday,   |  7 - 10 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • This concert is third in the Jazz, Blues and Gospel concert series, and the first in 2019:

    Philip Dutton Plays New Orleans Piano!

    The series, produced by Tom McHugh for Sumner Hall, is an educa...

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Second Saturdays in Chestertown
  • Second Saturdays in Chestertown

  • Saturday,   |  3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Location: Bad Alfred's Distilling - Cannon Street Parking Lot (Between Cross & Mill Streets)
  • Live music, amazing food and drink, and fun for everyone. Join us in downtown Chestertown for Second Saturdays, sponsored by Bad Alfred's Distilling! This event is held rain or shine.

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Barrel & Tank Tasting
  • Barrel & Tank Tasting

  • Saturday,   |  4pm - 6pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road
  • Experience wines that will soon be bottled, hear from the winemaker and owners on the art and science of crafting Crow Wines and enjoy some light hors d’oeuvres. Participants will be offered th...

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  • Valentine's Dance

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 - 11:00pm
  • Location: Rock Hall American Legion Post 228 - Sharp St.
  • Bring your sweetie and dance the night away with music, money wheel and tasty treats. Free event and open to the public.

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February 10

  • Rivers to Canal Valentine Vino Trek

  • Sunday,   |  12pm - 6pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road
  • Join the Rivers to Canal Wineries for a Valentine Vino Trek. Enjoy a day out in the Eastern Shore with your sweetheart, galentine or grab the gang from a fun day out.

    You'll receive three wine...

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Wine & Chocolate Pairing
  • Wine & Chocolate Pairing

  • Sunday,   |  12-4pm
  • Location: CrowVineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville
  • Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Join us for a pairing of award winning Crow wines and fine chocolates. Nolia Chocolates specializes in small batch, intensely flavored confections. For more in...

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Hedgelawn Series presents guitarist Zane Forshee
  • Hedgelawn Series presents guitarist Zane Forshee

  • Sunday,   |  4:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Peabody at The Mainstay presents some of the most exciting young musicians at the Peabody Conservatory in a friendly interactive setting. The month we host Peabody faculty guitarist Zane Forshee.

    D...

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February 11

  • Literary House Series: A Tea & Talk with Dr. Andrew Oros

  • Monday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary Hou
  • Andrew Oros is a specialist on the international and comparative politics of East Asia and the advanced industrial democracies. He also serves as Associate Dean for International Education, providing ...

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Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Hole and guest Sue Matthews
  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Hole and guest Sue Matthews

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street - The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a...

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February 12

  • Social Action for Racial Justice Committee

  • Tuesday,   |  6 - 7 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • Regular monthly meeting. Visitors always welcome!

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  • Film Screening "The Modern Jungle"

  • Tuesday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: Litrenta Lecture Hall, John S. Toll Science Center - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Join the Anthropology Department and filmmaker Charles Fairbanks for a screening of the film with a discussion and reception to follow.
    Information and a trailer for the film can be found at http://t...

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  • Mobile Veterans Center at Washington College

  • Tuesday,   |  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: North Commons Student Parking Lot (off Morgnec Road) - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • 2nd Tuesday of the month from Feb - July 2019
    The Vet Center Program offers a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat veterans, active duty military members and their fam...

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February 13

Emma Hoey, Trumpet - Senior Recital
  • Emma Hoey, Trumpet - Senior Recital

  • Wednesday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • The Department of Music presents a Senior Recital featuring Emma Hoey on trumpet. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Paper Towel Roses
  • Paper Towel Roses

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 3 - 4 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Want to create a beautiful paper bouquet for someone special?

    Spend some time dying, wrapping, and decorating your very own paper roses.

    All ages welcomed....

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  • Conversation with Filmmmaker Charles Fairbanks

  • Wednesday,   |  11:30 AM
  • Location: Hodson Facuty Lounge, Hodson Hall - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • A light lunch will be served. Please contact Prof. Emily Steinmetz (esteinmetz2@washcoll.edu) if you wish to attend.

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  • Experimental Ethnography: Artful Strategies for Documenting Culture - A Talk by Charles Fairbanks

  • Wednesday,   |  6:30 PM
  • Location: Faculty Lounge, Hodson Hall - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • This talk is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Anthropology Department, Anthropology Club, Communication and Media Studies, RiverArts Film Society and Phi Beta Kappa....

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February 14

Valentine's Day Wine & Dine Dinner
  • Valentine's Day Wine & Dine Dinner

  • Thursday,   |  6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: Crow Wine Cellars - 439 Outlet Center Drive, Queenstown, MD 21658
  • Join us at Crow Wine Cellars for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy a welcome glass of Sparkling Vidal Blanc and appetizers, then sit down to a 4-course meal crafted by Magnolia Caterers and paired with Cro...

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February 15

Milk and Cookies Reading Club!
  • Milk and Cookies Reading Club!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 4 pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Join us on Friday afternoons in the months of January and February for a chapter book read aloud. Kids can come and listen each week as we go through a chapter book together and enjoy a snack!

    We ...

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February 17

  • Film Society Film: Fruitvale Station

  • Sunday,   |  4:30 PM
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • The film depicts the story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old from Hayward, California, and his experiences on the last day of his life, before he was fatally shot by BART Police in the early morning h...

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  • RESONANCE: Formerly Kent Chamber Music

  • Sunday,   |  3:00 pm
  • Location: The National Music Festival - St Paul’s Church, 7579 Sandy Bottom Rd
  • The viola will take center stage in a concert titled: Hardly ‘Second-String’ with Miles Hoffman, founder and violist of the American Chamber Players. Hoffman regularly tours the Unite...

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February 18

Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Barbara Parker
  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Barbara Parker

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a...

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February 19

WC-ALL Learn at Lunch with Thomas G. West on "Seeing What Others Cannot See..."
  • WC-ALL Learn at Lunch with Thomas G. West on "Seeing What Others Cannot See..."

  • Tuesday,   |  Buffet lunch at 12 noon
  • Location: Hynson Lounge in Hodson Hall - Washington College
  • The presenter will discuss visual thinking, visual technologies, and the distinctive capabilities often seen among dyslexics and other different thinkers. He is the author of "Seeing What Others ...

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African American Read-In
  • African American Read-In

  • Tuesday,   |  5-7pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • A unique all-ages celebration of black authors, literacy, reading, and diversity in literature!

    SCHEDULE:
    5:00-5:45
    Stories for children and the young at heart.
    Family-friendly. All ages welco...

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February 20

Kent County Chamber of Commerce - Business After Hours
  • Kent County Chamber of Commerce - Business After Hours

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 5 - 7 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • KCPL is pleased to host the Kent County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours.

    Admission: Members Free, Guests: $5

    Please RSVP to the Chamber at 410-810-2968

    Don't forget to ...

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February 21

  • Henry Highland Garnet Fourth Annual Symposium

  • Thursday,   |  6 PM - 8 PM
  • Location: 206 S. Queen Street
  • Please email for more info.

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4th Annual Henry Highland Garnet Symposium & Reception
  • 4th Annual Henry Highland Garnet Symposium & Reception

  • Thursday,   |  7:00 pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • Sumner Hall is delighted to present Kent County Arts Council's Artist-in-Residence, Jason Patterson, as the featured presenter at the 4th Annual Henry Highland Garnet Symposium & Reception. J...

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February 22

Food Summit, Kent County
  • Food Summit, Kent County

  • Friday,   |  8:00am - 12:15pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Church - 101 North Cross Street
  • This summit will bring together growers/producers, recipients of food donations as well as various community organizations that could help in identifying people or places in need of extra food. The go...

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George Washington's Birthday Convocation
  • George Washington's Birthday Convocation

  • Friday,   |  3:30 PM
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • with honored guests

    Bryan K. Fair, J.D.
    The Thomas E. Skinner professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law
    and the Chairman of the Southern Poverty Law Center
    Honorary Degree

    R...

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Milk and Cookies Reading Club!
  • Milk and Cookies Reading Club!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 4 pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Join us on Friday afternoons in the months of January and February for a chapter book read aloud. Kids can come and listen each week as we go through a chapter book together and enjoy a snack!

    We ...

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February 23

5th Annual Seed Swap
  • 5th Annual Seed Swap

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 11 AM-1 PM
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Do you need seeds for your garden? Do you have seeds you could share? Join us for our 5th Annual Seed Swap!

    Presented in partnership with University of Maryland Extension, Kent County and facilit...

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The Mainstay Monday 5 presenst a tribute to Count Basie
  • The Mainstay Monday 5 presenst a tribute to Count Basie

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Join us with for an all-star celebration of the music of Count Basie! Joe Holt has assembled an amazing band from some of the most popular Mainstay Monday guests of 2018. Featuring Scott Silbert on S...

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Victoria Vox Ukulele Workshop and Concert
  • Victoria Vox Ukulele Workshop and Concert

  • Saturday,   |  5:30-9:00 PM
  • Location: MusicLife - 241 High Street
  • The 'ukulele-toting', award-winning songwriter and performer, Victoria Vox is returning to MusicLife on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Her unique ukulele-composed folk/pop/jazz tunes, along wi...

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February 24

  • Visualizing Equality: African American Champions of Race, Rights and Visual Culture

  • Sunday,   |  4:30 - 6:00 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street - Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • Dr. Aston Gonzales, Assistant Professor of History at Salisbury University, presents a talk in celebration of Black History Month. Sponsored by Janes U. Methodist Church.

    A reception will follow!
    ...

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S I Kent & QA Co Designer Purse Bingo
  • S I Kent & QA Co Designer Purse Bingo

  • Sunday,   |  1pm
  • Location: Chestertown Elks Lodge
  • To reserve tickets email: weasie100@yahoo.com or call 410-708-5301 Louise. $25 at the door. Vendors, Door Prizes, and raffles. Food for purchase. All proceeds benefit Grants for Women and Girls....

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Visualizing Equality
  • Visualizing Equality

  • Sunday,   |  3:30 pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • Join us for a fascinating look at some of the champions of our shared journey toward a more equal and just world. Dr. Aston Gonazalez will share with us his book manuscript, Visualizing Equality: Afri...

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February 25

Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Paul Midiri
  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Paul Midiri

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a...

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February 28

Literary House & Sophie Kerr Series: Living Writers—A Reading by Edward P. Jones
  • Literary House & Sophie Kerr Series: Living Writers—A Reading by Edward P. Jones

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Edward P. Jones is the author of two collections of short stories: Lost in the City (1992), winner of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, and All Aunt ...

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