past event

At Their Doorstep: A Book Talk with Charlotte Perret

Ms. Charlotte Perret, a close friend of Ascend’s, will present her book on the street fairs of Paris, At Their Doorstep. At Their Doorstep is a pictorial history of the itinerant street fairs that brought mass entertainment to the neighborhoods of early 20th-century Paris. While still residing in Paris in the early 1980s, author and educator Charlotte Perret interviewed the few surviving carnival folk who owned and operated the game stands, carousels, and performance venues. From those interviews and hundreds of never-before-published photographs, she tells the story of a culture that has since vanished.

perret book image

Event information
Fri Jun 2, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Gildenhorn Conference Room
1 Dupont Circle NW
Washington, DC