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I met the doyenne of Washington, D.C.’s African-American literary community several years ago at the “Goodwill Industries’ Annual Used Book Sale”—inside the pages of a 1930 edition of Plays and Pageants From the Life of the Negro. She’s May Miller Sullivan, and her contribution to the collection, Graven Images, convinced me to seek out her other work. I’ve always been thankful for the introduction, and every year, I show my appreciation by attending the sale, which runs today and tomorrow, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Oct. 29-31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Washington Convention Center, 9th & H Sts. NW. FREE. (202) 636-4225. (JRB)