Concerts from the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM

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You can interact with the artist via text chat exclusively on Facebook during and immediately after the premiere:

Carmen Agra Deedy is an internationally known storyteller represented in multiple American Folklife Center collections, and the author of twelve books for children, including The Library Dragon, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, and the New York Times bestseller 14 Cows for America. ¬†She is an accomplished lecturer, having been a guest speaker for both the TED and TEDx Conferences, as well as the Library of Congress, Columbia University, and the Kennedy Center, among other distinguished venues. She has appeared many times at the National Book Festival, and told stories in the 2016 Homegrown series. She is also a collector of oral histories. Her personal stories first appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered. Funny, insightful, and frequently irreverent, Deedy’s narratives are culled from her childhood as a Cuban refugee in Decatur, Georgia. She is host of the four-time Emmy-winning children’s program, Love That Book!

A free noon concert series presented by the American Folklife Center and the Music Division of the Library of Congress. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the 2020 concerts will stream on the American Folklife Center’s Facebook page, Wednesdays from June 24-September 30. Artists will be present in the chat area to say hello and answer questions during the concert and for a few minutes after it ends. Video will also be posted online here and on the Library of Congress YouTube channel. NO TICKETS REQUIRED.