We will be welcoming Myra Warren Isenhart to Washington on Wednesday, October 24. She has been invited to speak at the Library of Congress, presenting a program based on her newest book, Forgiving Others, Forgiving Ourselves. She has had a number of opportunities to speak with groups such as book clubs, bookstore audiences, professional associations, church members and Rotarians, learning more about forgiveness herself as she listened to others tell of their experiences.
Although the public is not invited to her presentation, we can learn about it over lunch with Myra. We plan to gather at 11:45am at 701 Restaurant, located at 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, adjacent to the Archives-Navy Memorial Metro stop (on the Green and Yellow lines) and across the street from the National Archives. When I asked the restaurant critic of The Washington Post for a venue with a delicious and varied menu where we could easily hear each other, this was his recommendation.
After lunch, we will have a tour of the National Archives with a docent friend and fellow volunteer.
For those who still have energy for more touring or who prefer to spend the afternoon elsewhere, also near the restaurant are the Navy Memorial, the Newseum, the National Gallery of Art, and the Canadian Embassy, which often has exhibits open to the public.
I would appreciate hearing from you soon if you think there’s a good chance you will join us. Knowing an approximate number would help me plan with the restaurant and with the National Archives. We won’t need to have a final count until Oct. 14.
I’m sending this invitation to the whole class since we never know who might be in town.
Liz Schwartz Lourie