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Roundup of the Literary Inauguration

Over the last two days, mediabistro.com covered the literary side of Barack Obama’s inauguration with posts, video, and tweets.

Above, you can see GalleyCat’s coverage of Alice Walker’s inaugural reading in Washington DC. We also caught up with a New York City writer who sold his book on the DC streets. Finally, we listened to Elizabeth Alexander’s inaugural poem on a grassy hill beneath the Washington monument.

FishbowlNY covered the hottest literary party in DC this week: “Atlantic publisher David Bradley hosted a well-attended party to celebrate the publication of Gwen Ifill‘s new book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the age of Obama. Spotted among the D.C. heavy-hitters in attendance were David Brooks, Jim Lehrer, David Broder, Judy Woodruff, Tom Brokaw, and (time-less) Maureen Dowd.”

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