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December 4, 2018

Books Build Bridges between DC Students and Authors

Hooks Books Events Owner Perry Pidgeon Hooks had a vision—what if we could bring award-winning authors into disenfranchised communities so all students could be engaged and inspired to become writers and passionate readers? With a heartfelt belief that books can help inspire, inform, and engage, Perry and the HBE team set out to build bridges between DC students and nationally acclaimed authors, hoping to narrow the cultural gap and create power and energy to transform communities. Hooks Book Events originally […]
May 9, 2018

Hooks Book Events Bridge Builder: Simba Sana Shares his Memoir at the Goodwill Excel Center

October 8, 2017

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus

HBE is honored to be working with microcredit creator Muhammad Yunus, who earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in alleviating poverty, and his new book A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions. The October 18 event, hosted by The Greater Washington Board of Trade, will be our last event with our friend and partner BOT President and CEO Jim Dinegar, who is transitioning on October 31 after […]
October 5, 2017

Finally, a DAN Discussion

October 4, 2017

Happy Birthday, HBE!

April 26, 2017

Birds, Bees and Bridge Building

Happy spring from Hooks Book Events! Spring has sprung, bees are buzzing, birds are singing and HBE is working to build bridges in our community through our wonderful new series of Bridge Builder Events. March found us with the team from area nonprofit A WIDER CIRCLE hosting data scientist Cathy O’Neil discussing her new book, Weapons of Math Destruction. AWC supporters joined local business leaders to learn about the dark side of Big Data — the mysterious algorithms at the core of many […]
November 4, 2016

ICYMI: Patti Smith with M Train — What a Night!

Every so often, we have the occasion to produce a public event with a very special author who has impacted people around the world or inspired a generation. With past events featuring Paul Farmer and Muhammad Yunus, we’re always blown away by the passion of our audiences. Last month’s event with Patti Smith and M Train was no exception! The Lincoln Theatre played host to an intimate conversation with Patti Smith, moderated by 9:30 Club co-owner Seth Hurwitz. We were treated to […]
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