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Spurred by the recent success of novelists like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Teju Cole, West African writers are enjoying a wave of critical acclaim for stories inspired by their home countries and cultures. To share these emerging voices with audiences who might have enjoyed Things Fall Apart in high school but haven’t read much else by African authors, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation has gathered Nigerian writers Okey Ndibe (pictured), Chinelo Okparanta, and Taiye Selasi to discuss their work, much of it based in the African immigrant experience, in D.C. Read more >>> The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Folger Elizabethan Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. $15. (202) 544-4600. folger.edu. (Weenta Girmay)
Thanksgiving pop-tarts are back at Ted’s Bulletin. The sweet-savory treats are filled with stuffing, roast turkey, and gravy, then topped with a cranberry glaze and a dollop of mashed sweet potatoes. Get them for $3.99 each at the 14th Street NW, Capitol Hill, Merrifield, and Reston locations today or Nov. 28. (The restaurants are closed for Thanksgiving day.) Ted’s Bulletin, multiple locations. matchboxfoodgroup.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Dancer Mirenka Cechová and cellist Nancy Jo Snider collaborate to tell the story of Anne Frank and convey the messages in her diary through movement, music, and spoken word at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
New Zealand-bred alt-folk act Streets of Laredo performs at DC9 with small town songwriter Max Jury. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.
Local string band Two Ton Twig headlines tonight at Galaxy Hut with visiting Canadian acts Heirloom and Corinna Rose. Find more details on Facebook. 9 p.m. at 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $5.
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