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Arlington Reads 2013: Full House for Dinaw Mengestu

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Central Library hosted a full house when Dinaw Mengestu sat down with Library Director Diane Kresh on April 9, 2013.

Mengestu was the first author to join us for Arlington Reads 2013.

Arlington Reads Mengestu


The following morning, students from Arlington’s New Directions high school program spent a unique hour in class with Mengestu, and gained new insight into the process of writing from personal experience.

New Directions talking with Mengestu


Arlington Reads continues! Don’t miss Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz, April 29.


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  1. Abnet A. Tessema says:

    First I would like to appreciate the library for organizing such an event. The discussion was insightful and I hope have enabled US citizens to understand the challenge immigrants face. At the same time it shows the human element of immigrants.

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