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Washington, DC, Common for AND THEN WE RISE **In-person at Sixth & I**

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST


Loyalty Bookstores and Sixth & I present an evening with Common and Clint Smith celebrating the release of And Then We Rise! This live, in-person event (with a virtual attendance option) will take place at Sixth & I, located at 600 I St NW, Washington DC 20001. CLICK HERE to get your ticket for the event.

*Please note, you MUST buy a ticket from Sixth & I to attend—purchasing the book from Loyalty DOES NOT grant you access to the event.*

There are three ticket options: in-person (ticket + signed book), virtual (ticket + signed book), and virtual (ticket only). Additional signed copies of the book and Common’s other books will be available for purchase at the event. Please email events@loyaltybookstores.com with any questions.


Common, a multi-award-winning performer, author, and activist, has achieved success in many facets of his life and career, from music to acting to writing. But for a long time, he didn’t feel that he had found fulfillment in his body and spirit. In And Then We Rise: A Guide to Loving and Taking Care of Self, he shares a comprehensive program for addressing mental and physical health and encouraging communities to do the same.

Chronicling Common’s journey to wellness as a vital element of his success, And Then We Rise is composed of four sections: “The Food” focuses on nutrition; “The Body” focuses on fitness; “The Mind” focuses on mental health; and “The Soul” focuses on spiritual well-being. The book includes personal stories as well as professional expertise from Common’s nutritionist and chef, his physical trainer, his therapist, as well as those who serve as spiritual influences. And Then We Rise is a roadmap to transform your thinking, actions and, ultimately, your life.


Common is an Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Grammy Award–winning music artist. He is an actor and producer, and has appeared in numerous critically acclaimed films, as well as hit TV series. He is the author of One Day It’ll All Make Sense and Let Love Have the Last Word, which were both New York Times bestsellers. He was raised in Chicago and currently resides in Brooklyn.


Clint Smith is a staff writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of the narrative nonfiction book, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Hillman Prize for Book Journalism, and selected by the New York Times as one of the 10 best books of 2021. He is also the author of the poetry collection Counting Descent, which won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. His writing has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Poetry Magazine, The Paris Review. and elsewhere. Clint received his B.A. in English from Davidson College and a Ph.D. in Education from Harvard University.

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January 27
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Loyalty Bookstores
(301) 448-1830
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Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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