Literary Calendar: January 23-29, 2006

Sunday, January 22, 2006

The following events this week are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. This is not a complete listing. For additional events, see Bookshop on our pages or log on to

23 Monday

6:30 P.M. David Yaffe discusses and signs Fascinating Rhythm: Reading Jazz in American Writing at the Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-282-0021.

7 P.M. Gordon G. Chang discusses and signs Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. Donna Fenn , a veteran reporter for Inc. magazine, discusses and signs Alpha Dogs: How Your Small Business Can Become a Leader of the Pack: Eight Strategies for Success at Borders-Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, 703-556-7766.

24 Tuesday

7 P.M. John Tayman , the former editor of Outside magazine, discusses and signs The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai at Borders-Tysons Corner, 703-556-7766.

7:30 P.M. The "Evening of Jazz and Poetry" series at Grace Church continues with readings by poet Brian Gilmore and music by bassist Herman Burney at the church in Georgetown, 1040 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-333-7100.

7:30 P.M. Washington Post writer Alec Klein , author of Stealing Time: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Collapse of AOL Time Warner , reads from and signs his first novel, Beast of Love , at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna, Va., 703-938-0405.

7:30 P.M. "Young Poets and Faith" is the theme of readings by Kazim Ali, Katie Ford and Eve Grubin (reflecting their respective Islamic, Christian and Jewish beliefs) in the first 2006 event of the Folger Poetry Series held at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. A reception and signing follow. Tickets are $12; call 202-544-7077 or visit to RSVP.

25 Wednesday

6 P.M. Journalist Christina Asquith discusses and signs The Emergency Teacher , a memoir of her travels through Iraq in 2003 covering the rebuilding of the country's school system, at Busboys and Poets, 1390 V St. W, 202-387-7638.

6:30 P.M. William S. Yellow Robe Jr. reads from and discusses his new play, "Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldiers," which is touring nationally (it will be at the Round House Theatre in Silver Spring Jan. 26-28) and is the recipient of both NEA and Pew fellowships, as part of the "Native Writers Series" at the National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth St. and Independence Ave. SW. A book signing follows; call 202-633-1000 for details.

7 P.M. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch discusses At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 , the conclusion of his three-volume history of the civil rights movement, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919. He will also discuss his book on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 11:30 a.m. at a luncheon sponsored by the English-Speaking Union and held at the Woman's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. The event begins with a cash-bar reception followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. and the lecture at 1 p.m. Admission is $25; call 202-234-4602 or e-mail to RSVP. He will also speak and sign books that evening at 7 p.m. at All Souls Unitarian Church, 16th & Harvard Sts. NW in an event sponsored by Vertigo Books. Call 301-779-9300 for details. Finally, he will speak on Friday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. at Borders-Silver Spring, 8518 Fenton St., Silver Spring, Md., 301-585-0550.

7 P.M. C.M. Mayo , author of the short story collection The Sky Over El Nido , reads from her work in the inaugural evening of "A Space Inside," a new monthly reading series (alternating between fiction and poetry) featuring Washington, D.C.-area writers at Riverby Books, 417 East Capitol St. SE, 202-543-4342. For more information on this series, contact Monica Jacobe at .

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