Literary Calendar: July 24-30, 2006

Sunday, July 23, 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 cityguideand type in "book events."

24 Monday

7 P.M. Katherine Weber reads from and signs Triangle , her new novel centered on the 1919 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory tragedy, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. Journalist Daniel Pinchbeck reads from and signs his new novel, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl , at Borders Books-Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, 703-556-7766.

25 Tuesday

2 P.M. Jean Heilprin Diehl reads from and signs her new children's picture book, Loon Chase (illustrated by Kathryn Freeman), at Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Arlington, Va. Call 703-241-8281 to RSVP.

7 P.M. Geneticist Francis S. Collins discusses and signs The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

26 Wednesday

3 P.M. Wayne Thomas Batson reads from and signs his new young adult fantasy novel, The Rise of the Wyrm Lord (the second book in his "The Door Within" trilogy) at the Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City, Md., 410-313-1950.

6 P.M. Washington Wizards basketball player Etan Thomas reads from and signs his recent collection of poetry, More Than an Athlete , at Barnes & Noble-Metro Center, 555 12th St. NW, 202-347-0176.

6:30 P.M. Richard Benedetto , White House correspondent for USA Today, discusses and signs his new memoir, Politicians Are People, Too , at Borders Books-Downtown, 18th & L Sts. NW, 202-466-4999.

7 P.M. Keith Donohue reads from and signs his new novel, The Stolen Child , as part of "A Space Inside," a new monthly reading series (alternating between fiction and poetry) held at Riverby Books, 417 East Capitol St. SE, 202-543-4342. A reception follows. E-mail for details about the series.

7 P.M. Geoffrey Nunberg discusses and signs Talking Right: How Conservatives Turned Liberalism into a Tax-Raising, Latte-Drinking, Sushi-Eating, Volvo-Driving, New York Times-Reading, Body-Piercing, Hollywood-Loving, Left-Wing Freak Show at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. Architect Andrew Pressman discusses and signs Curing the Fountainheadache: How Architects & Their Clients Communicate at Barnes & Noble-Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave., 301-986-1761.

27 Thursday

Noon. Leon Hadar discusses Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East in conversation with Newsday columnist Jim Pinkerton and the Nixon Center's Geoffrey Kemp at the Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Call 202-789-5229 or e-mail to RSVP.

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