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Attention ATTENTION!

This is the time for you to sit back, relax, and get educated for a second. This is not the dusty old library kind of education either. The Folly‘s version can be served over ice. Come to The Dunes on Thursday for an OPEN BAR of Belvedere and DC Brau, finger foods from Eatonville, talk, tunes, and totally good people.

Lately, our fair city has been buzzing with fresh projects and innovative events. With so many great options for involvement it is hard to make the right choices. Now is your chance to support, and potentially get involved with, a rising local effort that has a lot of heart. The Folly, the district’s print only journal, is baaaack- Fully at your service and rocketing towards Issue 1!

The Folly presents a night of pure genius, boiled down to four 10-minute multimedia talks, delivered in a fun noncommittal atmosphere. On Thursday, November 3rd Night School is taking over The Dunes in ever-fabulous Columbia Heights. This event is about The Folly, fundraises for The Folly, and ultimately caters specifically to you fine folks/follies.

The Folly Presents: Night School- A Casual Symposium

Thursday, November 3rd

The Dunes (1402 Meridian Street NW)

Doors: 8pm, Start: 8:45pm, After Party: 9:45pm

Why should you care about The Folly?

The Folly is DC’s ONE AND ONLY print literary journal. The Folly printed is provided to you at no cost. The Folly is a not-for-profit journal of literature, fine arts, and forms unlabeled that showcases tremendous talents (and is eager to receive any submissions from you poetic pariahs, observant obsessive’s, fun-loving photographers, and satirical storytellers). We are a motley crew of rather open-minded DC natives who love everything art.

The Folly cannot be built in a day, so we must fundraise and we must ask for your support. Don’t start shaking your head or stop reading yet because there is more…

Why should you care about Night School?

Night School– A Casual Symposium is our early birthday present to you! Help us and we help you. One ticket purchase lets us bring 17 new precious, perfect little copies of The Folly, Issue 1 into the world. The project can go nowhere without you!

Your ticket promises you an OPEN BAR of Belvedere cocktails, locally brewed DC Brau, and hor d’oeurves courtesy of Eatonville. The main attraction is a collection of four clever locals who will inform and delight us with superb short talks. You will not be tested on the material and it will not be on the final so go grab another liquor drink and learn a thing or two for a couple minutes!

Our speakers are as follows-

Jason McCool, a brilliant trumpet player who won’t toot his own horn, will be bottling up all the emotion of Gustov Mahler’s music and rationing him out for some of life’s BIG questions.

Dr. Kelly Cresap PhD, a professor of literature at the U of Maryland, is to drown you in a post-modern assessment of Fowles’ “Daniel Martin” and leave you sputtering for more.

Mary Alice Farina, a smiley smarty-pants and editor of 365 Things to do in DC, is taking on Madam Bovary and droppin’ knowledge on how this early novel changed literature forever.

Phillipa Hughes, the Pink Line Project’s high priestess, will critique intercontinental creativity then bring it back to your favorite topic–what this all has to do with YOU!

After you lend your ear to these brainiacs its time for the after party! You can continue to enjoy the sponsored drinks, snacks, and unavoidable good conversation. All set to the tunes of DJs Adrian Parsons and Ryan Hunter Mitchell. Bring on the boogie!

Join The Folly for a night of educational betterment, mixing, mingling, and jingling to raise funds for Issue 1. In case you forgot already… Night School is this Thursday!

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